Release Setup


In Zephyr, projects consists of releases that assist in organizing your testing. By default, when a project is initially created, there will always be a default release. This default release is labeled as "Release 1.0". Users can add releases to a project which includes the following fields and options: Name and Description of release, the ability to Hide the release and Map an External Defect Project to the release, and the Start Date and End Date.


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ReleaseA release is an iteration or version of testing within a project. Releases can house requirements, test cases, and defects for a project.
NameA name given to specify the release.
DescriptionA written representation to help provide an explanation for the release.


A way to hide or suppress a specific release.
Map External Defect ProjectA way to map an external defect project from Jira to the release.
Start DateThe date that the release starts.
End DateThe date that the release ends.

Managing Releases

Prior to Managing a Release

Prior to managing a release, there must be an existing project that has been created in Zephyr and the project must be selected to view and manage the releases.

Scenario: You are a testing manager that just created a project and you want to manage your releases within the project.

If this is your first time managing a release, you might want to create and work in a test project that doesn't affect another project, and work out any issues you might have with managing a release before you work in a live project.

1. In Zephyr, open the project you want to manage releases for by simply clicking Projects on the top navigation bar.

2. Select a project from the list of existing projects.

3. Click on the "Manage Release" button located at the top right of the interface.