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Export of complete test cases including test steps possible with Jira online?


we are using Jira (online) with the Xray add-in as a test management system.

Selected, already existing test cases from several other projects should be adopted.

Is there a way to export complete test cases including the complete test steps and any attached files and import them into another project?

We only managed to export test cases, but unfortunately without the test steps they contained.

Is there a way to export several test cases (including test steps, see above) as a bulk export and then import them into another project?

Thanks a lot in advace for all your suggestions and answers.


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Hi @Thomas Mühlberg 

if you want to copy&paste tests in bulk, currently it's not possible out-of-the-box.

I'm not sure why you need this exactly because normally you shouldn't; notice that test cases are reusable, so you can run them against different versions and you may even link them to multiple requirements. Can you detail a bit more about your use case please?


As of today, Xray Cloud comes with a built-in document generator that can be used to export test cases along with their steps (and much more).

The difficulty is then to import test cases back to another project; you can use Test Case Importer for that in theory; you can ask the Xray support team to help build out a template compatible with it. The problem will be the attachments though, as this is not trivial.

In sum, here are some options:

  1. use Document Generator, with a custom template, to generate a Test Case Importer compatible CSV (document generator exports to XLSX but then you may convert it to csv). You may ask Xray support team to help you on that. However you'll probably loose things such as attachments...
  2. ask Atlassian to add support for bulk clone on Jira (vote & comment on this issue); Xray then may not need to do anything to support it, depending on how Atlassian implements it




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Hi Sergio,

thanks for your answer and your suggestions!

The reason for our wish of bulk copying of testcases simply is,

we have tons of testcases spread out in a wide variety of structured and unstructured other projects.

We do not want to reorganize all other projects of other departments and make some customizations to the existing testcases, plans and sets.

As the basic structure of the testcases is good, we would like to adopt and customize them regarding our needs within our new project.

As by now we only found the possibility of cloning and moving every single testcase from the origin to our destination project. This is working fine but needs lot of ressources and admin-role in the origin project. 

For your suggestion of the generator, we will discuss this next week in our team.


Kind regards


Thanks @Thomas Mühlberg  for the feedback.

You can also ask for an improvement to Xray support, detailing this use case, as a means to provide a way to do it by Xray; however, I would say in advance that as this is more a Jira kind of capability then it would make sense that it would be tackled by Jira itself.



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