Spira v6.12 Released: Performance Improvements and Industry Sample Data

13-Sep-2021 by Inflectra Product News

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of our award-winning test management SpiraTest system, application lifecycle management SpiraTeam platform, and enterprise agile planning platform - SpiraPlan. The new version (6.12) includes  a new sophisticated sample data management system that lets new users see different sets of industry-specific sample data as well as easily which sample data they want in the system. In addition, there are many bug fixes and performance improvements in the new version.

New Sample Data System

The application includes different types of sample data, some about specific industries, to help you understand how the application works. For example, how products fit inside a program, or how different artifacts work together. There are six sample data sets available in the application. A system administrator can change which of these are available at any one time. The admin can make all available, none available, or anywhere in between:



When you first login to the system, you will be asked to choose which sets of sample data to include by default. This can always be changed later in the Administration console.

New Features

  • Can manage Rapise floating licenses inside Spira (will be available in the application at a later date) [RQ:3533]
  • Industry specific sample data installed with new installations

    • Allow system admins to manage sample data by selecting which industry data to make active and display, showing a popup selector to the admin after a new install [RQ:2946]
    • Manufacturing portfolio: Inventory Systems and Automotive programs (2) and products (4)
    • Aerospace portfolio: Aviation and Space Platforms programs (2) and products (4)
    • Financial Services portfolio: Back Office and Customer Experience programs (2) and products (4)
    • Life Sciences portfolio: Clinical Trials and Medical Systems programs (2) and products (4)
    • Core Services portfolio: Corporate Systems and Sales & Marketing programs (2) and products (4)

Bug Fixes and Enhancements

  • Add product-level testing setting to allow product-based parameter refresh for large projects [IN:6671]
  • Allow an incident's creation date to be after its start date and its closed on date (to avoid not being able to save an incident due to this validation criteria not being met) [IN:5505]
  • Ensure full database schema parity between a clean installation and an upgraded on-premise installation [IN:6182]
  • Ensure grid for adding product memberships to a specific user (UserDetailsAddProjectMembership page) does not disappear on small screen sizes [IN:6618]
  • Fix navigating to a deleted Test Step showing the wrong error message about which artifact was deleted [IN:5394]
  • Fix not being able to filter by custom properties on the document list page and on the attachment tab [IN:6269]
  • Fix Pull Request popup dialog Name field excessively limiting the character limit of the field [IN:6622]
  • Fix rare column order inconsistencies during upgrade process using on-premise installer [IN:5568]
  • Fix report admins who are not system admin getting authorization errors on editing standard or custom sections of custom reports or editing custom graphs [IN:6644]
  • For incidents, error message where start date cannot be before creation date should use the term "creation date" [IN:6206]
  • Improve performance when adding or removing test cases from a test set [IN:6600]
  • Improve performance working with test cases with linked test steps so it does not timeout during use [IN:6595]
  • Remove the Reporting button from the global navbar when viewing a Portfolio Homepage [IN:6213]

Release Notes

For the full list of features, bug fixes, and enhancements, please check out the v6.12 release notes.