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RY Reports

How to configure the "RY Reports" macro, notably the columns.

In Properties, we've introduced the ability to write reports. This page describes the report syntax.

We recommend using the Traceability matrix, because it will allow you to define much more advanced columns. After saving the traceability matrix, you can paste it on a page and it will render like an RY Report.

First, insert the macro named "RY Report":

RY report macro screenshot

Then you can edit the properties:


In the "Query field”, you can use this search syntax.

The "Columns" field has a specific syntax:

Configuration for "Columns"


key, description

2 columns.

key, description+properties+links

2 columns. The second one contains the description, the properties and the links.

key, @Prop1

The value of the property "Prop1" for the requirement

key, jira

The list of JIRA issues attached to the key.

key, jira@resolves

The list of JIRA issues, filtered for the relationship named "resolves".

key, description+properties, links+jira

3 columns, the default layout, similar to the search screen.




The key of the requirement

description (since 2.5.3)

The main description of the requirement


The properties of the requirement


The JIRA issues linked to the requirement


The status of the requirement

original (since 2.5.3)

The link to the original page


The pages linked to the requirement


Dependencies to this requirement


Dependencies created by this requirement


Tests that apply to this requirement (requires the RY Testing and Compliance add-on)


A few formatting options are available:

Field definition



Displays the "to" field (as above)


Link to the key only, without a list, without the lozenge


Link to the page only, without a list, without the lozenge


Same as above, without showing the bullet points of the list.

links?duplicates=false (since 2.5.3)

Display the links, but don't display when there are several of them per page.


Display as a list.


Display the list without the bullet points.


Display the last test only.

Reporting on the last macro

Sometimes, one wants to add details about the last requirement, particularly the Jira issues associated to the requirement. For example, the last colum in this picture, contains an RY Report:

The way to do this is to double-click on the macro and tick "Use the last requirement":

This feature is available:

  • For legacy reports, where you define the search query and columns using text-based fields in this macro. In this case, ticking those checkboxes will ignore the search query.

  • For traceability reports. In this case, you may build and save the traceability matrix with any search query, and when you insert the macro and double-click to tick those checkboxes, the initial search query will be ignored.


The first limitation is that building many reports on a single page may cause pages to be very slow, and therefore it is not recommended to use this feature too much.

The options are:

  • Use the last requirement: It will use the last link or definition. For example, in the screenshot above, the reports will be made respectively on DEF-1, DEF-1, DEF-2 and DEF-3, since they are the last requirements cited.

  • Use the last requirement definition: It will only use the last definition. If ticked, it doesn't matter whether you also tick "Use the last requirement". In the example, the reports will be made on DEF-1, DEF-2, DEF-3 and DEF-4.

However, there is a trick if you tick "Use the last requirement definition", because of the recursivity / inception: You are showing a report of the current requirement, in the current requirement, which causes an infinite recursion. Therefore:

  • If you tick "Use the last requirement definition", be aware that the report only displays the previous description, not the current one. Hence the next recommendation.

  • We recommend using those reports to only display external properties or Jira issues, which are not recursive with the current page.

  • We require that you put an RY Property macro in those columns, to ensure that Requirement Yogi doesn't index the report recursively. See the screenshot:

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