Zephyr: Attachments to JIRA Test do not display in execution of Test Cycle. Issues entered in step do not display in Test.

I created a JIRA issue type Test. I planned a Test Cycle. I opened the test cycle and clicked on E to execute the test. I have 2 Questions.

1) The attachments to the Test did not show up on the Execute of the test. So, after I clicked E to execute the test that page did not show me the attachments already attached to the test. I need the attachments in order to execute the test steps. Should the attachments be displaying?

2) When executing a test, if I add JIRA defects to the top most portion of the page (Test Execution) at the Test level then they will display in the main Test isssue under the Test Executions sections under the Defects header. If I add defects found when executing a test to just one of the steps in the test at the step level, those do not display back in the Test under the Test Executions section. Why?

Thank you.

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Hi JS,

Thanks for the feedback.

At this point both of these are considered feature requests from Zephyr. A note, the step defect visibility is fairly high on our priorities.

Kind Regards,


In addition to attachments, we would really like to be able to customize the test execution page to add in other fields for the test. Most important to us is Description.


Has the issue around attachments been sorted?



Hi Stephanie,

Make sure and upgrade to Zephyr 1.7 when it comes out in a few weeks! The Description Field will be there.

Kind Regards,


Is it possible to display more fields in test execution page, like 'Components' or custom fields added in JIRA? Or maybe make this configurable?

Hi Chris,

Are you saying that the attachments not showing in the Execute phase is considered an enhancement? We have encountered the same issue in our evaluation of Zephyr and this feels like a defect. Is this addressed in 1.7?



Hi Beau,

This post is from over a year ago. We are now on Zephyr for JIRA 2.5. Perhaps you can upgrade and see if this is better for you and your team?

Additionally, after you upgrade please be sure to do the following in the following order immediately:

1) Re index JIRA

2) Re index Zephyr for JIRA

Kind Regards,


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