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How to have sort order be the same as the R4J Tree View?

Ed Choromanski
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May 22, 2023

We are using R4J for requirements management. I have put together an excel export template but the sort order does not match the order of the R4J Tree View. 

We are using the Issue Key as the requirement ID since this automatically generated and always unique for the project. The tree structure breaks down the various sub system of the project. The requirements evolve over time so new requirements (issue keys) are added to sub systems. This results in the requirements (issue keys) not being in sequential order.

Is there a way to force the output to match the R4J Tree Structure?  Otherwise it is a painstaking long manual copy / paste exercise.

I also tried using the R4J Excel Addin's "download" and this also outputs and out of order excel spreadsheet!

Appreciate any assistance!


Here is the pretty basice template I am using:

Requirement IDIssue TypeSummaryDescriptionIssue LinksRequirement PathHardware PlatformHardware Version UsedLabelsUpdated
[[key]][[issuetype]][[summary]][[Description]][[linkedissues]][[path]][[hardware platform]][[hardware version used]][[labels]][[updated]]

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Bernhard Doleschel
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May 24, 2023

Hello @Ed Choromanski ,

thanks for highlighting this here. As usual, could you please create a service desk ticket for this issue at
So we can track the progress easier and analyze the problem better.

Form current investigation:

  • The default Excel export considers the order in the tree correctly
  • The template based Excel export need a rework to allow mixed structures. Currently is starts in a tree node always with folders and then list all parallel sibling issues underneath. 
  • For the Excel Addin we are working on a sorting capability based on the tree structure.

Best Regards,

Bernhard from Ease Solutions

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