I am trying to sort tests within my test cycle to expidite the testing process. My team has been creating, editing and adding tests for a long time now so sorthing by ID does not really make sense at this point. Is there a way that the user can sort the tests added to a cycle by the component field?
These sorts aren't currently supported. We didn't originally introduce them because we didn't have the technology to sort with the multiple values that are allowed in the field.
We have that now, so we'll examine the posibility of adding that function in a coming release of Zephyr. The next release, 1.7, is locked down in terms of features and is in the final phase of testing.
You can sort the fields in Zephyr for JIRA 2.2. What you will need to do is use the Search Test Executions navigator. In here you can perform a ZQL to pull up all the test executions in a specific cycle. Once you pull them up you can sort by the column headers. For more information on how to do this:
Search Test Executions page:
ZQL reference page:
We, and our clients, do not use the ZQL or Search Test Executions pages. We only use the Test Cycle Summary pages because it is much more high-level-user friendly. When we will be able to sort by Summary, Component, and Label on this page by clicking on the column header?
The only place you can add labels is to the issue type Test. Not the executions directly. Since you can not add labels to the executions, only the test case, there is not a way to search your executions based on labels (since labels are not attached to them). What you can do, is if you want to search based on labels you can use JIRA API's and ZAPI (Zephyr for JIRA API's). With them you will use JIRA API's to pull all the issue type Test by a specific label. Then you can use ZAPI to pull all the executions that belong to the test case that has that specific label. But this is the closest you can get too achieving what you need.
Just in case, below is a list of our ZAPI information if you want to check it out/get started:
A video to help get you started:
Our ZAPI REST API library:
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