7.4 Release Notes

August 31, 2021


  • A Zephyr administrator can now choose whether to create Jira defects via Zephyr’s File New Defect dialog or directly in Jira. This is done by using the new Create defects in Jira toggle switch on the Administration > Jira Integration page:

    When the toggle is ON, Jira’s Create issue dialog opens in a new tab when you start filing a defect in Zephyr and you can create an issue directly in Jira. If the toggle is OFF, defects are created in Zephyr.
    Note: We recommend toggling on this option if your Jira issues have required custom fields.

  • Parser templates have a new “strict” option that controls whether $-expressions such as ${A.B.C} search for XML nodes recursively.

  • Improved the error message about incorrect JQL queries.

  • Various performance improvements.

Bug fixes

Single sign-on

  • Users could still use their internal credentials to log in to Zephyr when secondary authentication was disabled. (ZEPHYR-31910)

Jira integration

  • An error occurred upon clicking the Defects Linked to Execution link on the Release Summary page. (ZEPHYR-31820)


  • Sometimes, duplicate test cases were created after importing an XML file. (ZEPHYR-31748)

Upgrade to Zephyr Enterprise 7.4

To learn how to upgrade to version 7.4, see Upgrading Zephyr Enterprise.