Explore the User Interface

This section provides a brief introduction to the navigation and main views of R4J.

Main Navigation Bar

R4J adds a new menu item Requirements to the main navigation bar.

The menu includes links to the most important views of R4J:

  • Current Project: Shows the last project that was used by the logged in user.

  • Recent Projects: Shows the last projects that were used by the logged in user.

  • View All Projects: Opens a list of projects that are enabled for R4J.

  • General

    • View All Baselines: Lists all the baselines created for R4J projects.

    • Issue Comparison: Allows users to compare two Jira issues side-by-side.

    • Suspect Report: Provides a filtered list of suspect links across projects.

    • Scheduled adding of issues: Overview of configured scheduling rules by project.

  • Administration

    • Export Template Configuration: Management of uploaded export templates.

    • Suspect Configuration: Settings for suspect logic.

    • Reuse Configuration: Presets used to standardize requirement reuse.

Reading View

The primary view of R4J is the Reading View, which allows you to organize requirements into folders and view them in the relevant context. To open the view, select a folder from the tree.

Tabular View

The Tabular View displays the contents of a folder as a flat list. To open the view, select a folder and then click the table button to switch from the reading view to the tabular view.

Detail View

The Detail View includes all the information of the selected issue: summary, description, other fields, attachments, child requirements, issue links and revisions, along with workflow actions. To open the view, select a specific issue from the tree.

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 the Coverage button and then select a specific view. See Coverage View to learn how views are created.


Traceability View

The Traceability View provides a matrix showing the relationships between two sets of issues. To open the view, select the Traceability button and then select a specific view. See the Traceability Matrix to learn how views are created.


The Settings Dialog allows you to enable or disable the following settings:

  • auto numbering in tree view and reading view

  • tool tips in the tree view

  • the remember feature for tree navigation