Creating a Test Cycle

Applies to Zephyr Scale Server/Data Center 9.1, last modified on November 30, 2023

This task offers an example of how to create a test cycle from the Cycles view and highlights important aspects of the creation process.

Note: You can also create test cycles from the Tests view.
  1. Click the Cycles view.

    The 'Cycles' view screen
  2. In the Folders panel, click the folder in which you want to create a new test cycle. If you want to create a new folder, click Create Folder, name the new folder, then click the check.

    Create new folder
  3. With a folder selected, click New to create a new test cycle.

    Create new test cycle

    The Create Test Cycle screen appears and defaults to the Details tab.

  4. On the Details tab, fill in the desired fields, including the name of the test cycle (required), then click the Test Cases tab.

  5. Click Add Test Cases.

    Add test cases

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  6. On the Add Existing Test Cases screen, select the test cases you want to add to the new test cycle, and then click Add.

    Add existing test cases

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    With test cases added to the new test cycle, you can drag-and-drop to reorder, delete, filter, and assign testers and environments.

    Tabs allow you to do the following, too:

    • The Test Cases tab lets you assign testers and target environments for each test case.

    • The Traceability tab lets you link Jira issues, Confluence pages, Web URLs, and associated test plans to the test cycle.

    • The Attachments and Comments tabs allow you to attach files and record comments.

    • The History tab lets you track changes made to the test cycle.

  7. Click Save.
    Your test cycle is created, and a notification appears on the screen.

    Created test cycle

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    Note: You can click Go to test player to start executing the test cases immediately.
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