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No option to add references in Test run which is under a test plan

I am not able to add a Jira reference number in a test run if the test run is added under a test plan. If I create a test run outside then it has an option to add references. May I know why this difference.

Pratap Reddy.

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Hello @pratap,

Thank you for reaching out! The ability to add references to test runs was introduced in TestRail 6.1. However, test runs within test plans doesn’t currently support the references field. That said, we already have it planned to add this ability in a future update to TestRail and I will add your vote to this feature request which helps us prioritize internally. I hope this helps clarify.


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Any plans to add references to Test Plans? Would want this to provide a more higher level view on which test runs were completed for that JIRA task.

We are currently evaluating TestRail for use in my company. We would very much like to have the ability to assign references to Test Plans.

Hi @jgilbertson and @jenkey,

Thanks for the feedback! We are working on a number of improvements to the defect integration systems including adding references to full plans and runs within plans, along with other new features. I can’t give any specific release dates for these features, but they should start rolling in the coming months. For now, I’ve added your feedback to the internal request to further help the developers prioritize upcoming releases.

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Hi @jacob.scott,

I hope the Gurock Team is aware of the fact, that the integration with Jira (or similar Tools) is not just about refering defects (in this case I don’t wan’t to link a defect with a test run). It is also needed to reference issues like stories or epics. Of course including a way to report it in different ways.


@denriquez / Gurock. You mentioned in Nov '19 that you planned to develop this ability, is there an update on its status? I know for my team this is critical as I need to take advantage of Test Plans but require the ability to link them back into Jira as I can do with an individual Test Run.

Hello @jschneider,

Thanks for reaching out! We released the ability to link test runs to Jira ID’s in TestRail 6.1. We’re still working on improvements and have it planned to introduce the ability to link Jira ID’s to test plan and test runs within test plan. There’s not currently a time frame on this but you can always subscribe to our blog to keep an eye out for updates, as we would always publish a new post with each new release that details all of the new features/changes to TestRail:

I hope this helps!

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Count us in, we also would really appreciate having this feature for our company in place.

Please add my vote to this Option as I have the same difficulty. :slightly_smiling_face:

Any update on an ETA when this might be implemented?

since Test Rail 6.3 we able to set references to Test Runs under Test Plan but it is useless, results of these runs do not show result via Jira plugin in referenced Jira ticket.


Hey Dmytro,

Issue “Test runs inside test plans not appearing in Jira” was resolved in TestRail v6.5.0.2004.

Let me know if you have any further questions.