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The requirement detail view displays the information about a requirement. The view is located on the right side of the project tree view and is visible if a requirement is selected in the project tree. Requirements are Jira issues, so the information in the detail view includes the same information in the standard Jira issue view, but also includes additional sections for features provided by R4J.

Each section in the detail view retains its expanded or collapsed state for folders and issues.

Table of Contents

R4J Detail View Features



Child Requirements

This section lists the issue key and summary of the child requirements of the selected requirement.

This section displays the links of the selected requirement and provides additional features for requirement management.

The section also provides the Link Graph tool, which displays the selected requirement and its linked requirements as nodes in a graph, with links displayed as edges between the nodes. The nodes can be expanded and collapsed to reveal other linked requirements. 

When a link is marked as a suspect in the link section, additional options for evaluating the link become available.


This section displays the revisions of the selected requirement, including the revision number, timestamp, the user responsible for the changes and the changes themselves are displayed. A link to a list of baselines that include a revision is also provided.

R4J provides the custom field "R4J Issue Revision", which your Jira administrator can add to screens so that it is visible to users.

T4J Test Steps

When Test Management for Jira (T4J) is installed and the selected project is enabled for both R4J and T4J, the test steps section is displayed in the detail view.



Child Requirements




Create a new child issue

  • Select the + icon in the section header.

  • Complete the Create Issue dialog. 

  • Select Create.

Add an existing issue as child

  • Select the boxed + icon in the section header. If there are no child requirements, you can also select the Click to add a child requirement from existing issues label. 

  • Complete the Add Existing Issues dialog.

  • Select Add.

Reorder child requirements

  • Either drag the child requirement up and down or hover on the child requirement and then use the up and down arrows.

Remove a child requirement

  • Hover on the requirement and then select the delete icon.

  • Select Unlink in the Unlink Child Issue dialog.

This issue is unlinked from the parent issue, not actually deleted.

Issue Links




Create a new linked issue

  • Select the + icon in the section header.

  • Complete the Create Linked Issue dialog.

  • Select Create.

  • Complete the Create Issue dialog.

  • Select the link icon in the section header. If there are no links, you can also select Click to add a link.

  • Complete the Link dialog.

  • Select Link.

The dialog also allows linking the issue to a Confluence or web page.

  • Hover on the issue link and then select the pencil icon.

  • Complete the Modify Issue Link dialog.

  • Select Update.

The dialog allows you to change the link type or mark it as suspect.

  • Hover on the issue link and then select the unlink icon to open the Unlink dialog.

  • Select Unlink.

Compare with linked issue

  • Select Compare on an issue to open the Comparison Tool.

See Comparison Tool.

  • Select Show ... more links to display any links that are not displayed.

By default at most five links are displayed.

Open Link Graph

  • Select the Display as graph icon in thesection header to open the Link Graph.

Select the Show Options link in the Link Graph to display the options for filtering the requirements displayed in the view. Here you can specify which issue types and link types are used to select the requirements to be shown, as well as the fields to display. Select the option Hide Link Types to remove the link labels from the graph.

  • Select Review to review the changes that caused the link to be flagged as suspect.

These actions are only available for links flagged as suspect.

Clear Suspect Flag

  • Select Clear to cancel the suspect flag.





Compare revisions

  • Select the check boxes of two revisions to open the Comparison Tool. ​

See Comparison Tool.

View revision details

  • Select the revision number to open the Revision Details dialog.

The dialog shows the selected revision’s details and the baselines in which it is included.

Show more revisions

  • Select Show ... more revisions to display any revisions that are not displayed.

By default at most five revisions are displayed.

Display Fields

There are fields that must be displayed in the detail view regardless of screen field configuration because they are intrinsic to requirements management. These fields are Status, Summary, Description, Attachment(s), Linked Issues. All of which are located in the header or as its own section in the detail view.

In the “Details“ section, multi-line fields are displayed using the full width of the detail view. The rest of the field types follow a two-column layout.

Screen Field Configuration Tabs

The “Details“ section displays selected essential fields in a fixed order regardless of screen field configuration. These essential fields are Path, Issue Type, Priority, Resolution, Assignee, Created, Updated, and Labels, respectively. Other fields are displayed according to their order in the view screen field configuration and only when they have a value.

View Screen
Has Fields

View Screen
Has Tabs

R4J Detail View
Display Format



“Details“ section contains essential fields only.


(tick) Single Tab

“Details“ section contains essential fields, followed by other fields in configuration


(tick) Multiple Tabs

“Details“ section contains essential fields only.

A new section will be created for each tab, with the section name being the field tab’s name. Each section will be filled with the fields assigned to the corresponding tab.

If all fields of a section do not have values, it will not be displayed.

The R4J administrator maintains a so-called “blacklist” of fields that are not included in the R-4J Detail View but would be displayed in the standard Jira issue view. See Managing the Field Blacklist.

Inline Editing

The summary, description, and most fields under the “Details“ section of requirements and folders can be edited inline in the detail view.

While most fields have been verified as supporting inline editing, custom field types and fields coming from third-party vendors may not be editable.

Issue editing and field editing permissions, as well as Edit screen configurations, apply when inline editing. Read-only fields also remain un-editable. Changes applied to items in the detail view are saved automatically when navigating away from the field. Additionally, changes can be saved or cancelled explicitly through the Save and Cancel buttons.

Jira administrators can enable/disable inline editing capabilities in R4J by setting “Allow inline editing“ permissions.