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Why don't manual links of Bugs to Test Execution don't appear in reports?

We recently started using Xray in nour company. And we noticed that bug issues manually linked to test executions  - to create a relation of this code level has this many bugs - do not appear in any reports. So the defects found during the tests to a certain code level are not counted in the Xray reports giving therefore, incomplete information,

This forces the Xray user to create a test immediately so that it's part of a test run. Is there any way to  go around this limitation, so that all defects opened during a test execution are accounted for?

Thank you :)

1 answer

Hi @Cláudia Dias 

In Xray, the actual execution of a Test is a Test Run, and a Test Run is not a Jira issue.

The Test Runs result from the "marriage" of a Test with a Test Execution.

And it is at the Test Run level that the bug needs to be related because it is at the Test Run level that the actual information of the execution of a Test is stored.

Linking Bug to Test Executions or Test cases are not the same since none of these act as the actual execution of the Test. Even evidences are also stored at the Test Run level.

So that you can see the Bugs in the reports, it is necessary to link them at the Test Run level:


If you need further help, please contact the Xray Support (; we would be glad to help.

Kind regards,
Rogério Paiva [Xray Support Team]

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