when will nested test cycles be available for Zephyr for Jira?

My company has Zephyr for Jira 2.6.2.

I saw https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Atlassian-Marketplace-questions/Zephyr-Environment-Testing-Custom-Fields-Test-Cycle-Grouping/qaq-p/324213 online.  We need the functionality for adding test cycles in test cycles. We have a large regression test suite with many repeated subtests and subtests of subtests (tree structure at least 4 deep).  The only thing we've been able to do is create one test cycle and put links to other tests in tests to create hierarchical test structure.  The problem is that Zephyr for Jira doesn't connect these together which makes test execution and reporting up the chain rather manual and kludgy.  Can you give us an idea when nested test cycles will be available in Zephyr for Jira (and if they will support nesting more than one level)?  We're considering using another product since there are others that connect with Jira and do provide nested tests.

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Hi Claire

Thanks for your intrest in Zephyr

We do understand your concern and value your suggestion/feedback.However its still in our preliminary stages with our product team

Can you provide us your officical emailid so that we can add it to our feature request system and also with your response so that our product team gets notified of the same?

Meanwhile since we noticed you are on Zephyr for Jira 2.6 we would like to inform you that there has been lot of improvements and new features till our lates release 3.4 including 

Three new gadgets that can be configured in both Tabular & Pie-chart

Test Execution Assignment- Gadget showing the test execution status per Assignee
Test Execution Distribution- Gadget with Execution Status distribution per Cycle Filtered by Component
Test Execution Progress- Gadget showing Cycle Test Execution Status

Please check all the release notes in the link below 

https://zephyrdocs.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ZFJ0300/All+Release+Notes

Thanks

ZephyrSupport

Arun,

Thanks for the reply. We tried using Zephyr during our latest release cycle and found it unusable in its present form.  We'll be exploring the marketplace to find a full-featured test management tool that can be used immediately.

Claire

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