Explore the User Interface

Navigation in R4J for Jira Cloud

Go to R4J via the Project Sidebar

Once a project is activated for R4J Cloud, an additional navigation item appears in the project sidebar that provides access to the R4J components:

  • 1: Requirements Management for Jira in project sidebar

  • 2: R4J sidebar to navigate to the tree and coverage views

Go to R4J via the Apps Menu

After activating project(s) for R4J, go to the Apps menu in your Jira navigation and select R4J.

Go to R4J via shared URL

Selected items in the tree and coverage view reflect in the browser address bar through parameters issueKey and viewId, respectively. When these parameters are not present, the project folder will be selected.

Copy/paste the URL from the address bar to share the direct access it with your colleagues. Jira project permissions apply, so ensure that your colleagues have sufficient permissions to view the project issue or view you’re sharing.

Content navigation in R4J components

Item navigation in the R4J components (tree, coverage) are browser history supported. This means go back and forth between the item you’ve selected using the browser’s back and forward buttons.

Clicking issue key links in the views that are in the Project Tree will select the item in the tree. Otherwise, you are redirected to the Jira issue view or the Jira issue dialog will open.

API Token generation

To use the R4J REST API endpoints, you will need to create an R4J API Token.

  • 1: Click on your user avatar on the top right of the Jira navigation

  • 2: Click on R4J - API Token to go to create an API Token for yourself

Project Tree and Sub-views

Organize requirements in a Project Tree. To access the Project Tree and its sub-views, select Tree from the R4J sidebar.

The Detail View includes all the information of the selected requirement: summary, description, other fields, statistics (for folder issue types), child requirements, issue links, attachments, comments, along with workflow actions. To open the detail view, select a specific issue from the Project Tree.

  • 1: Click on the search button to perform a tree text search which highlights the matching issues of the text input in the tree

  • 2: Click on the filter button to perform a filter of the tree which only shows the matching issues of the text input in the tree

The Reading View allows for better context of your requirements through flowing content.

  • 1: Toggle this icon to switch between the detail view and reading view for folders

  • 2: Manage the display fields you want to show in the reading view

Coverage View

The Coverage View provides insight into the consequences of requirement changes. It also shows how complete the coverage is. For example, the view can show whether all features have corresponding requirements. To open the view, select Coverage from the R4J sidebar and then select a specific view.