JIRA Integration - Sub-Tasks or Linked Issues?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
We've got SpiraTest and JIRA communicating with each other--no problems there. However, task flow is becoming tricky.

Typically, we will open an issue in Jira, pass it from creative to development to QA on its way to completion. The QA team cranks up SpiraTest and runs test cases. Instead of adding sub-tasks to the original issue, SpiraTest creates new issues. These new issues are unrelated to the original issue containing all of the files, notes, etc. associated with the work being tested.

I end up with bug tickets that are separate and distinct from the ticket that originally called for the work. With 20 items in QA simultaneously, this is creating a mess.

Is there any way to tell SpiraTest to create sub-tasks for the issue being tested? How about using JIRA's link to feature to keep the bugs tied to the original ticket?

Is anyone else experiencing this?


4 Replies
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
re: jimmyr Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Currently the integration doesn't support synchronizing the links between issues. We plan on releasing an updated integration that does support this feature. It will be in an update to the plugin scheduled for late July. We'll post a news item on our website when it's released.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
re: inflectra.david Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Is this feature now released? If so, please could you post instructions on how I could create incidents on SpiraTest that would be created as sub-tasks in Jira

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
re: nmyanger Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The reason this wasn't released was that the JIRA 4.x API doesn't include the necessary information to get the links inside JIRA.

With the release of JIRA 5 and the new REST API this information is now available. We plan on releasing a new JIRA 5 specific plugin later this year that will have this feature. Note that when it's released you'll need to have JIRA5 not JIRA4.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
re: inflectra.david Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We just release the new JIRA 5.x plugin today.

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