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How do I show multiple test instances of the same test in the same cycle?

I execute a Test in a given Cycle. The Test fails, Then I go ahead and execute the Test again once the defect is fixed, and the Test passes. Does it not create multiple execution instances that I can quickly review or do we have to look up the history to figure out what happened? 

I am comparing this with HP ALM and seeing if there was way to see the multiple exeuction instances of the same test in the same test cycle.

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In addition, if you execute the "test" again and add to the same test cycle and folder, it shows 2 records. I would like to see only one record of the test, with the latest status, and some option to look at the other execution runs / instances and their status. Maybe History is the way out, but just thinking whether JIRA/Zephyr can make a product enhancement with this feature.

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Hello Alay,

There are several ways to check this kind of data on JIRA. Here are some suggestions:

1 - You can check the results in the history, as you have previously mentioned

2 - Once the first test has failed, you can create a new issue to perform the second test and then relate it to the first test created, so you can register that the test has been performed before

3 - You can add a custom number field and increment it everytime you had to run the test again

Thank You. Yes, but the whole idea is that it should reduce work for a person. Instead of someone having to track it, can JIRA not create a new instance each time an "E" or Execute button is clicked so that would automatically do the things that are mentioned in #2 and #3. Again, the idea is to make it seamless for the end user. And moreover it is a product functionality that introduces a standard practice as opposed to everyone doing differently. My 2 cents, and hoped that Zephyr/JIRA would provide that option/functionality.

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Agreed, I am here in 2022 as I am trying to see how to run a second instance of a failed test within a Test Execution.  I don't want to create separate Test Executions as that is too cumbersome and unclear.  Sure, might be OK if I failed one test once, but what if it repeatedly fails ...messy.
It makes much more sense to have multiple instances within a single Execution.  However, I suspect this is a limitation of the XRay implementation (possibly down to the way Jira is structured).

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