Old thread, but Andrei is referring to Xray testing add-on. The Jira UI sucks at displaying this error message in cloud (text gets cut off). Jira is saying that the type on the test (e.g. manual, cucumber, etc.) must be the same as the type of the precondition.
However, the error doesn't make sense in my case because both the test and the precondition are "manual" in my particular scenario (and I'm guessing Andrei's too).
All that aside, this question should be directed at the xray customer support team, not the atlassian forums.
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