Archiving Test Executions

Applies to Zephyr Squad Server 6.2 and 4.8, last modified on November 22, 2021

If you have a lot of test executions, you can hide some of them to keep things tidy (for example, the ones you do not need at the moment). You can do that by archiving your test executions. At that, all the data they contain will be preserved, so you will be able to restore the executions when you need them again.

Note: To be able to archive and restore executions, you must have the Archive/Restore Test Executions permission in the corresponding Jira project. To be able to view archived executions, you must have the Browse Test Cycle permission in the corresponding Jira project. These permissions can be granted by an administrator on the Project Settings > Permissions page:

Archive/Restore Permission

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Archive test executions

  1. Navigate to Tests > Search Test Executions:

    Search Test Executions

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  2. Select the check box next to each test execution you want to archive and click Tools > Archive:

    Archive Test Executions

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  3. Click Archive to confirm:

    Confirmation Dialog

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Once you click the button, the selected test executions will disappear from the list.

To view archived executions, go to Tests > Search Test Executions > Archived Executions:

Archived Test Executions

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Note:

  • Archived executions are not indexed.

  • If you open an archived execution using its absolute URL, you will not be able to edit it.

Restore test executions

  1. Navigate to Tests > Search Test Executions and click Archived Executions in the sidebar:

    Archived Executions Button

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  2. In the resulting window, select the check box next to each test execution you want to restore and click Tools > Restore Executions:

    Restore Executions

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  3. Click Restore to confirm:

    Confirmation Dialog

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    Once you click the button, the selected test executions will disappear from the list.

    To find the restored executions, go to the Search Test Executions page.

Export archived test executions

You can export archived test executions in one of the supported formats:

  • XML

  • CSV

  • HTML

  • Excel

To do that, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Tests > Search Test Executions > Archived Executions and select the check box next to each execution you want to export:

    Archived Executions Page

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    Note: If you do not select any execution, all the archived test executions will be exported.

  2. Click Export in the top-tight corner of the window and choose the file format in which you want to export the file:

    File Formats

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See Also

Search Test Executions
Executing Tests
Archive Test Executions API

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