How To Delete Test Case In Jira Xray

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There may be times when it becomes necessary to remove a test case in Jira Xray, for reasons such as it being outdated or replaced by a newer version. This guide will assist you in successfully deleting a test case within Jira Xray.

Understanding Xray for Jira

Xray for Jira is a complete test management tool that enables teams to plan, track, and report on their testing activities within Jira. It provides a full-featured platform for managing tests, from creating and planning tests to executing them and tracking the results.

Deleting a Test Case in Xray for Jira

Deleting a test case in Xray is straightforward. However, it’s essential to note that deleting a test case will permanently remove it from your Jira instance. Therefore, it’s always recommended to check if you have any dependencies before deleting.

Here are the steps:

  1. Find the Test Case you want to delete. You can do this by going to the ‘Issues’ tab and searching for the test case by its name or ID.
  2. Once you’ve found the test case, click on it to open the test case details page.
  3. On the test case details page, go to the ‘More’ option in the top right corner of the screen. From the dropdown menu, select ‘Delete’.
  4. A confirmation window will pop up, asking if you’re sure you want to delete the test case. If you’re sure, click on the ‘Delete’ button.

Note: Only users with the ‘Delete Issues’ permission in the project can delete test cases.


And there you have it! Deleting a test case in Jira Xray is as simple as that. Remember, deletion is a permanent action, so ensure that the test case is not linked to any other issues before you delete it. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on using Jira Xray to your advantage.