Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How to enable Xray Requirement Coverage

How to Enable it, 

3 answers

I have exactly the same issue as described by @Joe Bowen .

@José Domingues _Xray_ 

The problem is that 'requirement status' is not visible on the Board screen on the cards. However, it is present when I have the detailed view opened. I have read through all the documentation and could not find a relevant section. I have tried to send a support query through the portal, but it fails with 400 saying that required fields were not filled in (even though every single field has values provided) and does not say what field has the incorrect value. This is why I am looking for help here.

Many thanks in advance

How does the card look on the Board (Last screenshot is how I need it to look):


Hi @Dmitriy Bielov 

The Xray Cloud is a different app from Xray Data Center/Server. So the features found in DC/Server might not be the same or not found in Cloud.

So it is essential to read the correct documentation:

In the Boards, the Requirement Status is not available since, due to being a different architecture, it is not a custom field, so it is not available in the Agile boards.

In the case of the support site, the required fields are Product, Hosting, SEN, Summary, and Description.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Rogério Paiva [Xray Support Team]

0 votes

Hi @Leela Srinivasan

Also, please check this our support documentation about project settings: documentation page 

If you have any more doubts, please contact our Service Desk 

Best Regards,

Team Xray

Thanks for the links.  I see the page you're referencing and have it configured.  However I see examples where the board shows a "requirement status" for each coverable issue.  Where do I define those visual items so this item can display, and can you point me to the reference on how they work?

Thanks -- Joe

Like Ngone SENE MANE likes this

Hi @Joe Bowen 

This documentation page should help explain how the Requirement Status work:

If you need additional help, please contact the Xray Support ( ) so that we can request additional information and help further.

Kind regards,
Rogério Paiva [Xray Support Team]

Hi Leela,

Enabling xray requirement coverage is a simple setting that can be made for every Jira project. I am going to assume you have already installed and configured xray in your Jira instance.

Within a Jira project, select Project Settings, then select Xray Settings, then select Test Coverage. This enables you to update the Coverable Issue Types in that Jira project. Usually these are Stories, sometimes Bugs, or even Epics, etc, all depending on how you have set your Jira taxonomy for test management.

Here is a link to the Xray Cloud User Guide that also has additional detail on enabling Test Coverage and the hierarchy.

Hope this helps!

I appreciate your answer, it leads to a couple more questions.  I see mention of a "requirement status" additional field to Issues for the display of the coverage of an issue on the board.  This link doesn't mention that.  Could you point me to support for how to set this up?

Also on the "Test Coverage" page you reference, I have coverable issue types all set up.  But how do I set the "Issue Links relation" field and what role does it play?

Thanks -- Joe

Hi @Joe Bowen 

If you are starting to use Xray, I would advise checking our onboarding documentation:

And mainly the Xray Academy to get an overview of the tool's capabilities:

Kind regards,
Rogério Paiva [Xray Support Team]

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Site Admin
Community showcase
Published in Jira Software

👋 Looking for 15-20 volunteers to test Atlassian training content

Hi everyone! Are you interested in beta testing Atlassian University’s newest (unreleased!) training course? We’re looking for 15-20 volunteers to test our newest training course, Basic reporting...

850 views 25 28
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you