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Zephyr for JIRA: Add to Test Cycle(s) - Sort Version List?

Is it possible to sort the list of versions that is displayed in the drop-down menu when you add a Test to a Test Cycle? Even better, is it possible to have it only display the active versions (as JIRA's 'Affected Version' and 'Fix Version' fields do?

It's not very often that we retest "Release 1.0.0", yet it is always at the top of the Zephyr 'Version' list.

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Hello All,

Currently there is not a way to sort the list of versions that is displayed or have it display only active Test Cycles. The ability to sort the Test Cycles/sort the list of versions is already added to our feature request list so I am going to add your endorsement for this. As for the idea of having only the active Test Cycles displayed, I will also add this to our feature request list since it is a new idea. We thrive on our users ideas so thank you for the input. Always, any other ideas that you have please let us know!

Kind Regards,


Hi Emily,

Any update on how this feature request is progressing on the list for implementation?


I desperately want a way to filter the test cycles that are displayed by build version. Having to scroll through all of the old cycles is devastating and mind boggling.  

Yes, please, we need a way to filter through our test cycles.  We have the Cloud version and We have SO many that it's a real pain to find what we want.   Even just a change where it shows "Unscheduled" allow us to type what we are looking for instead of having to scroll through the list.  

Hi Trevor,

Currently the versions list still can not be sorted in Zephyr for JIRA. However, since we released Zephyr for JIRA 2.0, and we are now on Zephyr for JIRA 2.1, I may have a workaround.

With the latest version of Zephyr for JIRA we have added the ability to do your own ZQL search. You can perform a ZQL search from the Search Test Executions navigator which can be accessed from the Test drop down. What you can do is perform a ZQL search to search for executions that belong to cycles in certain versions. Or however you want to do your search. Then you can pull up the specific executions you need to see and actually begin execution from here.

For more inofrmation on the Search Test Executions navigator check out our page in our docs:

We also have a ZQL reference page to assist you with narrowing down your searches:

Kind Regards,



Any update when Zephyr for JIRA 2.1 is releasing and if this is part of the next release? Thanks!

Hi Emily,

Which release or when are we expecting this change? (Some dates and versions should help)

+1, having to scroll through our past test cycles is a huge waste of time.

+1. This original issue is from 2013!!!! Please fix.

+1. This is needed.


As a workaround, I also tried querying versions and then sorting, but it appears that you cannot isolate/return Versions through JIRA's search functionality.

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