7.0 Release Notes

April 28, 2021

Major Features and Enhancements

  • A new add-on for Jira: You can now install the new Jira Integration: Zephyr Enterprise add-on in Jira to be able to view Zephyr test cases and the latest execution statuses without the need to open Zephyr. The add-on supports both Jira Cloud and Jira Server.

  • Improved internal defect tracking system: The new Customization tab allows you to change the values you specify in the required Priority and Status fields when creating or updating a defect:

  • Better traceability across releases: You can now reuse test cases across releases without the need to re-map requirements.

  • Ability to save advanced filters: You can now save advanced search queries by using the new Save Filer button in the Advanced search mode and reuse the filters later:

Other Features and Enhancements

  • Improved data parsing: the actual execution time is now parsed from XML results.

  • New REST API operations:

    • A better API for faster retrieving of the test step data.

      1 GET http(s)://SERVER/flex/services/rest/latest/testcase/testcaseVersionId/teststep
    • A new API that returns a list of projects by a user ID.

      1 GET https(s)://SERVER/flex/services/rest/latest/project/user/userid
  • Clickable attachments: Links to attachments are now clickable in exported files.

  • Improved picklist custom fields: The maximum number of characters in picklists has been increased to 10 million.

  • Better presentation of data in reports: You can now click on total numbers in the Test Case Execution Progress report to get a list of all test cases.

  • Improvements related to dashboard gadgets:

    • Now if you filter data by tags in the gadgets listed below, Zephyr will show the tags used in the selected project and release only:

      • Execution Backlog

      • Test Automation Distribution

      • Test Case Status

    • The Test Manager user is now the owner of all dashboards by default.

  • New audit log events: Additional project management events are now added to the audit log (events related to project creation, deletion and updating).

  • Improved backup: Backups are now performed faster with a lower performance impact.

  • Performance improvements: Import of test cases via Excel spreadsheets has been improved.

  • Application logging: Improved in-app error messages and logging.

  • Defect tracking:

    • Jira: Clicking Update Webhook in Zephyr now creates a webhook in Jira if it does not exist there.

    • Internal: The File New Defect form has now only four mandatory fields: Summary, Description, Status and Assignee. The other fields are not mandatory.

  • Improved announcement banner: The links shown in the announcement banner at the top of the Zephyr window are now clickable.

  • New format of time values: The Estimated Time and Actual Time values now have the HH MM SS MS format.

  • Test case sharing: Now when sharing a test case between releases or projects, no empty folder is created if all the test cases are already shared in the release (project).

  • A new Welcome screen pops up when you open the trial version of Zephyr Enterprise for the first time. On this screen, you specify your email address and company name to get better support during the trial period:

Upgrade to Zephyr Enterprise 7.0

To learn how to upgrade to version 7.0, see Upgrading Zephyr Enterprise.

Bug Fixes

We have fixed a number of bugs reported by our customers.