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How can I export test results to excel from Test execution cycles view

I have some test results for test cases which are assigned to different test cycles. I can see the meterices and test cycle view where zephyr shows the results but I can't find any option to export test results. If I search test cases using native Jira search then I don't see zephyr test case pass fail status so really stuck.

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I would like to update my response to this Anwsers thread.

As of Zephyr for JIRA version, it IS possible to export full details of test executions and the nested test steps. It's a little obscure, which is why it took me 3 months and a conversation with support to find it, but it's there and it works well.

For starters, make sure you reindex both JIRA and Zephyr for JIRA. Yes, there are two indexes, and you need to re-index both of them after you upgrade your Zephyr add-on.

Next, under the Tests menu, there is a Search Test Executions menu option.

This brings up a blank query entry box. The simplest query would be "cycleName = <yourTestCycleNameHere>". If you re-indexed JIRA, your cycleNames should auto-populate as you type, and if you re-indexed Zephyr, the query will execute successfully.

The query results will pull up all the test results associated with that test cycle. In the top right corner is an export button that gives you a few options for retrieiving your data (xml, rss, html, csv, excel). I was able to retreive all results, comments, and other details from even my oldest test executions. It's all accessible now.

I'm a little disappointed it took over a year to implement, but it's nice to know the Zephyr team is listening. I would like to see a better interface on the Search Test Executions page... something akin to the JIRA 6 Issue Navigator filter bar, so my less technically savy users can still access test result.

But, it works now, and I'll gladly recommend Zephyr for JIRA to anyone who asks.

That method gives the grid export of the test runs. What I would like is an export of the individual test STEPS within the runs, along with any comments.

Hi Richard,

Select Tests --> Plan Test Cycle.

On the Cycle Summary tab highlight the executed cycle then select Export Cycle (see screenshot attached).

That will produce an .csv which you can customise to your requirements.  If you work out how to export the attachments to tests (eg. screenshots) please let me know.Export Cycle.PNG

Hi Damian, 

I tried the same thing you mentioned on my test cycle, but i dont have the option Export Cycle.

Is there a query or a way to get this option?

Please let me know how can i achieve it.

Thank you. :)

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Ladies and Gents,

We're working hard to add the ability of exporting results to Zephyr for JIRA in or very near to the release date of our next major release.

At this point, I can't share an expected release date for ZFJ 1.6, but wanted to let you all now it has been prioritiezed due to "very" popular demand.

Kind Regards,


Great news, Chris! Is there a place we can view what all is scheduled to be included in the next release?

I'm not sure if you guys have figured it out yet but you can export test cases. Just go to My Open Issues, adjust the filters (Project, Type, Status, etc), select the Export link in the upper right hand corner, choose the opt Excel (All Fields).

Once you have the data in Excel you can tweak it. Hope this helps someone.

P.S Just be sure your issue type is "Test".

Thanks, Eric - our QA department has tried this out with a great deal of success and appreciation!



i have version Zephyr 1.7 and test cases exporting with detailed steps still not possibele.

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In Zephyr 1.6 we added an "export cycle" button to the Cycle Area. This sends out a list of testcases and their testing results.

Kind Regards,


Hi Chris- thanks for getting at least this start implemented. However, there are no test step details or pass/fail results of individual test steps in the export, only the Summary field is included in the export of test results.

Will you be adding test steps and their individual results to the test results export in the future?

I'm in the same boat. It's nice to be able to export a summary, but most of the detail is in the test step comments. That's where the real value lies. Any progress in the last few months?

Hi, anyone know whether it is possible to export test result together with attachments like screenshots?


I am looking for the same option in zephyr to download the attachments also along with the test steps for which you have attached. 

You can give Better Excel Exporter a try. It can export all Zephyr related custom fields to Excel, but not the attachments. If you don't insist on the Excel format, you can download issue attachments to PDF with Better PDF Exporter.


This works now!



Now supported!

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Zephyr for JIRA 2.0 should really help this out. Check it out!

Kind Regards,


I'm not sure how this is supposed to help us. Zephyr for JIRA 2.0 still does not allow us to export the specific test results from a Test Cycle execution.

Unless I'm missing something somewhere?

Hopefully this future will be available soon!

I am still gonna stick around for other useful futures of Zephyr

Dave - We are in the same boat. Is there a different tool you are using in place of Zephyr? The lack of export makes Zephyr unusable for us.

The newest version of Zephyr works now. I've added details on how to get it working to this thread. Sorry for not replying sooner, but I had no other tool; we reverted to manual tracking while we waited for this fix.

I've given up on Zephyr for JIRA at this point, mainly due to this inability to retreive our results. The tool had potential, but it hamstrung itself then ignored this issue for over a year. Thanks for trying, anyway.

I would like to know when Zephyr will update to include fields such as "Test Step", "Test Data", and "Expected Results" in the "Export Tests" menu on the Test Cycle --> Settings screen.

Also, when the tests are exported from the Test Cycle screen --> Settings --> Export Tests, the Comments for each step does not export. It seems like "Comments" from the Test Case Details exports but not for each step.

Lastly, it would be nice if Zephyr could rename the Comments to "Actual Results" and also provide some way of exporting the requirements linked in a test case.

My Company is very much interested in using Zephyr as our Test Management Tool however, inability to do the items as listed above prevents us from fully purchasing this product.

Would you know if the items listed above are on your roadmap to address?

This relates to the inability to search effectively for anything to do with cycles, cases and steps in JIRA. Cannot search on test cycles at all, cannot search on test steps, and cannot search on results of test cases. I am having to write my own SQL queries to extract useful info on test execution, e.g. how many test cases failed in version x of project y and in which cycles.

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Hi Eric,

We plan on improving this area of the tool soon. There will be both a short term improvement sooner than later and then a better improvement later. Sorry, I have to be ambigious here, but yes there are imporvements coming down the pipe.

Kind Regards,

Is there a status update to this issue?

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Hi Amit.

We'd like to chat you about the oportunity and see how we can fit your needs. Could you send me an email directly please at support at getzephyr dot com? We'll take it from there.

Kind Regards,


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Currently Zephyr for JIRA doesn't support the export of test statuses. This is on our roadmap for a future build.

Currently the best way to review testcases is to view them individually in the tool and see each execution of a testcase or view a cycle and see each of the testcase executions in the cycle.

Kind Regards,


We have planned to use Zephyr for Jira add on for test case management and we are hoping 100,000 test cases for this project. This functionality will be the core for us. We are in the process of purchasing this add on. Could you tell me when and which release this functionality will be included.



We are also very interested in this ability as we are contractually obligated to deliver hard copies of test cases/results to an external customer. We're currently evaluating both Zephyr for JIRA and synapseRT for test case management, and not being able to export would be a deal killer I'm afraid.

Can you share more of the timeline for when this will be available?

Hi Erik B,

Can you also contact us directly at support at getzephyr dot com? We will get in touch with you and discuss the details.

Kind Regards,


We are very interested in this ability as we need deliver hard copies of test cases/results to an external customer. After evaluation of Zephyr for JIRA, this option is quite important for us.

To add a little more information for the others who are interested in this, contacting Zephyr support directly results in being transferred to a sales rep who tries to upsell to the full-blown product, which does do the export.

Apparently plans to export from JIRA are not in the works or they don't see it as being worthwhile, which was disappointing.


Hi Everyone,

Is there any update on this? Has the plug in to export test cycle reports to a common space or excel been added to JIRA?

Please advise.

Thank you.

@Ripanjot Aneta 

Better Excel Exporter exports Zephyr test results to Excel.

Have you tried it? What was missing?

Hi @Levente Szabo _Midori_ ,

I have not tried what you mentioned, as these plug ins are not available on Zephyr scale for our company.

The only option i have is to export the execution report one by one, which will take years to do so.

I will definitely look into these options you mentioned. 

Thank you for your response.

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