Test Management for Jira Cloud

2019 Changes

Check out what’s new for TM4J Cloud in 2019. Here are the changes we document:

  • New Features - Brand new functionality to help you improve your testing efforts.

  • Updates - Changes we’ve made, large and small, that we want you to be aware of.

  • Bug Fixes - Issues we’ve resolved to make TM4J work as designed.

19 Dec 2019

  • New Feature - Custom Fields for Test Executions and Test Steps
    With more flexibility than ever before, it’s now possible to fill in and track any extra information during execution time by creating custom fields for the test execution record. This improvement will help you to track any relevant piece of information during the test execution, such as build number, version, iteration, and more.

    Likewise, you can now create custom fields for test steps to add additional fields during the creation of test steps. The fields for test steps can be mandatory.

    Learn more about configuring custom fields in our Configure TM4J documentation.

    Here’s an example of custom fields in action, first in a test execution:

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    And here’s an example of a custom field in a test step:

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  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue that allowed the Unarchive button to be active when no test cases were selected.

    • Fixed an issue that caused the Assigned To column in the test-executions export to be empty if the test-cycle assignee was changed.

08 Nov 2019

Due to some customers experiencing performance issues, we removed the feature previously announced on this page regarding updated traceability reports. They have now been fixed and re-released in the 05 February 2020 section.
  • New Feature: In-App Documentation and Support
    In-app documentation via Elevio is now available via the blue button in the bottom-right corner of the screen and offers you quick access to lots of useful information about TM4J. It also gives you quick access to Release Notes, Adaptavist Support, TM4J’s full customer documentation site, and more.

    The search bar at the top is a great place to test it out and see what’s available.

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    If you use the documentation, please use the two review buttons at the bottom of each article to let us know if it helped or not. We’re committed to improving this feature over time.

  • New Feature: Execute Single Test Cases
    You can now execute test cases individually, without having to add them to a test cycle. Just create and link test cases or acceptance tests to user stories/bugs, then initiate the test execution directly from the Jira issue or kanban board.

    Check out Executing a Single Test Case to learn more. You can also find more info in Elevio, the new in-app doc feature.

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  • New Feature: Two Gadgets
    Two TM4J gadgets are now available for Jira dashboards. One gadget provides quick access to test execution results by coverage, and one gadget provides test-execution results by test cycle.

    Check out Using Gadgets to learn how to set them up.

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27 Sept 2019

  • New Feature - Add Test Data to Test Cases
    You can now improve your data-driven testing strategy by adding test data to test cases.

    Test data is stored in a central repository away from your test cases, allowing for test data to be called into and reused in test cases throughout your project. This is incredibly useful as it eliminates the need for you to create and run similar or redundant tests; instead, you can simply call a range of values into a single test.

    To get started with test data, create or open a test case, and click the Test Script tab. Then select the Test Data type from the dropdown. You can add columns and rows of test data that you can call into your test steps further down the page.

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This feature will be expanded upon in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout for more information!
  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue that allowed the Unarchive button to be active even when no test cases were selected.

08 July 2019

  • New Feature: Archive Test Cases
    You can now archive and unarchive test cases in the test library. This gives you the freedom to remove unwanted test cases from the test library without permanently deleting the data.

    Simply select the desired test case and click Archive. All archived test cases are visible in the Archived section at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar, where the folders are located.

    You can unarchive these test cases at any time by selecting, then clicking Unarchive.

    See Working with Test Cases for more information!

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    Archived Test Cases:

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    To Unarchive:

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07 June 2019

  • New Feature: Bamboo Integration
    Continuing from our latest release (Jenkins plugin and improved integration with Bamboo), we’ve added the ability to create BDD style test cases with a gherkin test script.

    Check out our documentation on writing BDD test cases if you want to learn more!

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  • New Feature: REST API - New Test Script Endpoints
    We’ve also released a new set of endpoints test scripts, which includes:

    • Creating Test Scripts

    • Retrieving Test Scripts

    • Creating Test Steps

    • Retrieving Test Steps

    For more information, please see our REST API documentation.

05 August 2019

  • New Feature: REST API Integration Improvements
    In addition to providing a free REST API as part of Test Management for Jira Cloud, we’ve also added additional support for integration with automated testing.

    This includes the following:

    Using these features and functionalities removes the need to create custom scripts to post data to Test Management for Jira, making the process more simple and easy-to-use. Below are some examples of how the flow works between the development project, CI tool, and Test Management for Jira.

    For more information on how to implement these flows, see the following pages:

    • Jenkins - setting up the Test Management for Jira Jenkins plugin to automatically post test results to Jira

    • Bamboo - setting up scripts in Bamboo to automatically post test results to Jira

    • Annotating Test Cases - Test Management for Jira annotations for Cucumber and JUnit tests within a development project

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30 April 2019

  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed broken role-based permissions.

05 April 2019

  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue that would not allow custom fields to be cleared.

    • Fixed an issue that caused TestScriptResults added with /createtestexecutions API to be unordered.

    • Fixed an issue where the incorrect priority was set when importing test cases from XML.

    • Fixed an issue that 'Can’t assign tester to a test case in a test cycle'

26 March 2019

  • Update: New Flags for Priorities
    Priorities now show as flags instead of arrows, which clearly shows the priority as either low, normal, or high.

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11 March 2019

  • New Feature: Help & Support Panel
    A Help & Support panel has been introduced for new and power users to have quick access to important links, like the support portal, release notes, user documentation, and more. The user documentation in the panel is searchable, meaning you can find whatever you’re looking for without having to dig through all of the documentation.

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    Here’s what the panel looks like when it’s open:

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  • New Feature: Test Execution Results (Detailed) Report
    We’ve introduced the Test Execution Results (Detailed) report, which will appear in your instance over the next week or so as we gradually release it.

    This report provides an in-depth view of your test executions, including test-step results and any attachments or comments made on execution.

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    Here’s an example of the report generated:

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  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue that caused test cycles to not display properly in the Test Cycle view.

    • In the REST API, we added response messages for POST /testcases/{testCaseKey}/links/issues and POST /testcases/{testCaseKey}/links/weblinks endpoints.

21 Jan 2019

  • New Feature: New 'Executed By' Field for Test Executions
    The new Executed By field for test executions will be automatically set when a user executes a test in the Test Player. This works alongside the Assigned To field, which can be set when adding a test case to a test cycle.

    • Executed By - The user who has executed the test case. This is updated when a user begins a test execution in the Test Player. This field’s value can be different than the Assigned To value.

    • Assigned To - The user who has been assigned a test case. This field value can be set when adding the test case to a test cycle.

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For the API, the userKey field now relates to the Executed By field instead of the Assigned To field. If you are using the userKey field to update Assigned To for a test execution, you now need to use the assignedTo field for the API.
  • Update: New Grid View within the Test Cases Tab on the Test Cycle View
    We’ve added a new grid view to the Test Cases view under a test cycle. This view allows you to change which fields are visible and allows you to display the Executed By field.

    We’ve also added additional filtering for the grid.

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