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What is ZH Cloud?

ZH Cloud, or zephyr helpers is a Node JS framework that implements test suites with Zephyr scale for Jira.

It uses a soft-assert function to absorb failing assertions and translate them to a true/false value.


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Install ZH Cloud for Mac, Linux, or Windows

npm install @davidbouckaert/zephyr-scale-cloud-reporter --save-dev



This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.

Getting started

Include the module into your test suite. const zh = require('@davidbouckaert/zephyr-scale-cloud-reporter')


The first thing you'll want to do is to call the function init() It populates the framework with critical information. One option is to do this inside of the before block.

before(async function () {
  // FIRST: setting variables for zephyrHelpers (without the project ID)
  await zephyrHelpers.init({
    zephyrURL: 'https://<url.to.your.jira.env>',
    jiraURL: 'https://<url.to.smartbear>',
    zephyrApiToken: ,
    jiraApiToken: ,
    zephyrProjectKey: 'TEST01',
    zephyrFolderName: 'My_test_cases',
    environment: 'TEST4',
    jiraDisplayName: 'My Name'
    defaultJiraId: 'JIRAUSER123',

Note: don't store clear text passwords in your repository.

Example use case

Explenation: There are 2 variables defined to store the result of the GET call: payloadResult & responseCodeResult. A varable testName is created that holds the exact name of the test case in Zephyr Scale. Another variable testrunId is being created, it's value is set by calling the function createNewTestrun, 2 parameters are passed (as an object):

  • testcaseArray: the test case array (from our before block)
  • name: the test case name

Then the REST call is executed, and afterwards (.then) the value of payloadResult & responseCodeResult are being set. Using the softAssert method:

  • responseCodeResult softAssert.equals() is comparing if two parameters are an exact match and returns true or false.
  • payloadResult softAssert.includes() is checking if the value of parameter 'B' is included in parameter 'A' and returns true or false.

Next up: calling the updateTestResult() function. This sends the result over to Zephyr Scale, making it visible in the test case (tab executions).

Finally: calling the softAssert.assertAll() function. This function checks if any error were absorbed during the soft-asserts. If there are, the errors are logged in the console, and the test runner will mark the test as failed. Note: your CI system will also mark the job/run as failed

it('Call /users without authorisation header', async function () {
  let payloadResult, responseCodeResult;
  const testName = 'GET /users without authorisation header (Sad flow)';

  await request(baseURL)
    .then((res) => {
      responseCodeResult = zephyrHelpers.softAssert.equals(res.statusCode, 401);
      payloadResult = zephyrHelpers.softAssert.includes(

  await zephyrHelpers.softAssert.assertAll();

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