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Scenario Type cucumber test Xray

Jonathan Santos
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Oct 04, 2021

Hello , we need your help, when designing outline scenarios, when adding the reserved word  in the steps in the Issue type test, when downloading the Feature it duplicates the Scenario. I send reference image



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I met the same issue, that you can't choose Scenario Types from a jira ticket. This is not matching with


Yet, you still can get Scenario Outline by appending your arguments into the bottom of feature files. Most importantly, DO NOT ADD arguments into Datasets, otherwise it is still Scenario but not Scenario Outline.


Scenario Outline: some test
Given  some argument <Test 1>
And some steps

| Test 1 |
| 111 |
| 222 |


After reading in the help for the Cloud version I found this phrase, which is NOT very clear, but lead me to the solution:

"The Scenario Types are inferred from the Scenario specification, i.e., the behavior to be reproduced by the Cucumber tool in entered in the Steps field."

This means: Do NOT write the words "Scenario outline" in the steps. XRay will see it's an outline because there are Examples included in the steps. When you export cucumber, you'll see the feature generated is correct.


We're having the same problem.

I think that the problem is: The field "Scenario type" does NOT come up when selecting the "Cucumber" type as it appears in the documentation.

If it did, we would just select "Scenario outline" instead of "Scenario", but right now it's not an option.

I insist, it looks like we should have that option, but we don't.

Please, Atlassian people, let us know whether it's really supported, and if it is, let us know why the field isn't showing up.


Rogério Paiva - Xray Xporter
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Oct 18, 2021

Hi @Jonathan Santos and @Miguel Á. Herrero 

In a Scenario of Xray Test, it is only necessary to have the Cucumber Steps, there is no need to have the words "Scenario outline" in it. Actually, if it has the words it does not work correctly.

Also, in Xray Cloud, it does not have the Cucumber Type field (like in Jira DC/Server) so in Cloud it is not necessary to set up this field, Xray will handle both Cucumber types.

If you need additional help, please contact Xray Support ( to help further.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Rogério Paiva [Xray Support Team]

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