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How do I delete an instance of a test execution in Test Management for Jira?

I can create many instances of a Test Execution, can they be deleted?

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I am afraid not, we plan to introduce this feature in the near future

Hi Thiago,

How near is this future? :-)


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We just ran into this problem as well. We created an execution from the wrong version of the test case and now cannot remove it. Is there an ETA on when this will be released?

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@Thiago Ribeiro [Adaptavist]We also ran into this. For teaching purposes we did some 'dummy' test runs, just to show the working of statuses. These dummy test execution have an influence on the reports, so deleting certain test executions would be awesome!

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Hey guys,

Unfortunately we've been postponing this feature for a while. However, it is already implemented now, just waiting for some final checks before we release. Stay tuned!

is this implemented now ?

Do we have any ETA, when will this feature be launched?

@Steven Tadic the future is near!


@Nicolette Molitor , @hitesh kumar dewangan , @Rick Storcken and @Chelsea Chase we are going to release this week a new version with this feature available.

Stay tuned in our Marketplace page.

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Thanks for tagging me @Thiago Ribeiro [Adaptavist]

We upgraded to 6.7.2-jira7 last night but I still can't seem to find a way to delete the execution records. Can you tell me where the option is?

@Thiago Ribeiro [Adaptavist]Thank you for the video. So the top execution can't be deleted? Only the secondary ones can? In our case we do not have multiple executions, we wanted to delete the main one, so it looks like this feature does not address that.

@Chelsea Chase the top execution can be altered at any point and if you don't want it you can simply remove the Test Case from the Cycle, therefore removing the execution.

Hi Thiago,

Is this feature available also for Jira Cloud?

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Not yet, we are looking to implement it in the near future.

Hi @Thiago Ribeiro [Adaptavist] 

What means near future :)?

Can you give me an estimation?



@Thiago Ribeiro [Adaptavist]   I'm using Jira  v8.2.4, and not finding how to delete a test execution instance. I watched the video, and I do not see a trash can icon by the executions as shown in the video.  Has this been implemented?!  Seems like a pretty critical feature, so as not to skew results.

Please give us an update!

@marjie wake we have introduced this feature on TM4J 6.6 

If you need any further assistance you can create a support case here

Thanks Thiago - our system admin updated our plugin last night, and we are now on v6.8. Now have the delete icon on test executions (except for latest one). 

@marjie wake I am glad to know it is working now. (the last execution is not meant to be deleted- the cycle has to have at least one)

@Puneet_Chawla  could you please clarify what is your question?

Is this feature now available on the Jira cloud? If not, what is the current option to delete an execution that we may have been accidentally created (assuming it is not the first execution)

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@Anup Surendran , no this feature is not yet available for Cloud and the best way to not an accidentally created execution is to use the API and modify the execution (this only works for users that run multiple executions), if it was a silly mistake I am afraid it cannot be undone.  

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Just voted. Could really use this feature because it's messing with reports for regression tests on major upcoming release! I can't delete the cycle because I need to keep the first two executions and other tests.

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If you create a cycle this overwrites the last execution field which is painful.  If you delete that cycle(even if nothing was executed) the history from the context of each individual test case execution, is deleted.  However there seems to be a bug in TM4J in that the Test cases UI ->last execution remains unexecuted when it should have been the last execution(in this case pass/fail which matches what is actually showing in the test case-XXX executions!).

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Are we in the near future yet?

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So smartbear support pointed me to and I found I think others should vote for it there too.


Here's the link for the server ideas, specifically  I'd recommend upvoting it.

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Yes, a delete feature would be really useful since I've created a bunch of dummy test executions for my automation tests. It would be good to delete these execution results since they don't serve my company and now they're basically clutter.

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We really need to be able to delete the latest test execution. If someone accidentally starts a new execution then we can't transition our tickets since the workflow checks that the latest test execution result is a pass. If there is more than 1 test execution then you should be able to delete any of the executions.

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The video Thiago Ribeiro [Adaptavist] linked to, does not exist anymore.

I really need to be able to delete test executions created by mistake.

Is there any way that could be done?

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