Nested requirements in Confluence

Hey folks, we are JUST getting started with confluence/jira. We're looking to create our requirements in Confluence and then link them to Epics in JIRA. Basically 1 confluence page will = 1 epic. The confluence page could contain many requirements, which will ultimately be linked to individual Jira Stories. (In theory, anyway.)

The thing is, using the default requirements template in confluence, the automated requirements numbering (REQ-001, REQ-002) does not allow for any nesting of requirements, like this:

1.0 This a concept

  1.1 This a specific requirement about that concept

  1.2 This is another specific requirement about that concept

2.0 This is a different concept.


So two questions: 

1. Is there any way for confluence to allow nesting of requirements like that in an automated fashion? Sort of like MS word when you create an outline, if you are at 1.0 and hit right tab, it becomes 1.1?


2. Is there any way to change the default requirement number generator? So instead of REQ-001, we could make it start at, say, just 0001?



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Hello Steven, 


As I understand it, you are asking if you can change the way the issue keys are generated? If that is what you are asking, then no. Issue keys are are always generated in the form of PROJECTKEY-XXX where XXX starts at 1 and increments up by one with each issue created. 

Hope this helps. 


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