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XRAY REST API: Create execution with all tests assosiated to Test Plan




I know how to create test execution with assosiated test Plan using RestApi, but i dont know how to assign all tests from that test plan to test execution. Is there a way to do that?

It doesn't mather if this is done while creating or later.




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Hi, please can you tell us how create test execution associated to a test plan with jira api rest. I made researchs on the internet but I didn't found the information.

thank you!

Hi @Faten Ben Ameur

This will have to be made in separate requests.

First: Create the Test Execution issue, using the Rest API from Jira.
Second: To associate or remove a Test Execution from a Test Plan, you need to send a JSON with a list of the Test Execution keys; using the REST API for Test Plans.

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Hi @Sergio Freire

Thank you so much for your response.

Here, I tried another solution. I installed the plugin xray connecter for bamboo to import output.xml file and it Will automatically create a test execution and regroups all excuted test cases. 

Now the problem that I'm facing is that I'm always having error 401 unauthorized. I think I didn't have access to import data to Jira maybe ! 


Best regards, 


Hi @Faten Ben Ameur ,

maybe your Jira credentials are not correct or maybe you don't have permission to create issues on the destination project.

If you need further assistance, I advise you to reach out to Xray support team so they can help you out.



Like Faten BEN AMEUR likes this

Hi Sergio.

How can I associate a Test Execution with a Test using XRay Cloud Rest API (no Server+DC)?

I can't find something similar to this call

POST /rest/raven/1.0/api/testexec/{testExecKey}/test

using Cloud Rest API


Thanks in advance

Hi @José Luis Gonzalo Romera ,

In Xray Cloud it is necessary to use GraphQL (

And you need to use the mutation addTestsToTestExecution:

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 @Rogério Paiva - Xray Xporter 
I tried to add a test set (with id: 133253) to test execution but was unsuccessful because the API could not find the test with that Id (correct, because it's a test set id).
Could you please help to confirm whether I could add a test set to test execution by it? Or if another one is available, please help to point it out.
Many thanks in advance.

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Hi @minh.doan 

This mutation is only for Test IDs, and there is no mutation for Test Sets.

In this case, you can set a list of Test IDs in the argument "testIssueIds".

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Rogério Paiva [Xray Support Team]

Hi @Rogério Paiva - Xray Xporter I have a similar issue here using XRAY cloud. I have created a Test Plan with all the tests ranked in the order which we conduct the tests manually. From the JIRA web client, I can hit "Create Test Execution" and it will create an execution with all the tests, ranked in the same order as the Test Plan. I see no way to do this through GraphQL API. 

addTestsToTestPlan requires a list of testIssueIds rather than a testPlanID. Is this a limitation of the API or an improper use case? It would seem to me there should be an api for all functionality within the web client. 

@José Domingues [Xray] @Sergio Freire Do you guys have any info/insight into my issue above?  

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Hi Kamil, 

You can explore our support documents regarding this matter:  to learn about the procedure of adding Tests to a Test  Execution - this should be used together with the Test Plan REST ; first, getting a list of the Tests from the desired Test plan and then using those Test keys to add them all to the execution. 

Hope this clarifies your question.

Best regards,

Team Xray


I have found solution already.



Like manuel.abascal likes this

@Kamil Parzych do you mind sharing your solution? I'm trying to accomplish the same thing. Thanks in advance!

I am trying also - can you share pls?


use  "POST /api/v1/import/execution/cucumber", it not only updates execution status on testcase level but also creates separate Execution Status ticket and links all test cases executed as part of respective execution.

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