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How to move tasks from one swimlane to another?


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Edit the task that needs to move, changing the data such that

  1. It stops matching the selection rule for the swimlane that it is in now
  2. It starts matching the selection rule for the swimlane you want it in

Hi Nic, is it possible to move tasks between swimlane by using drag and drop?

No, because a swimlane is a grouping selected by data on the issues, and there's no way JIRA can know what moving between swimlanes might be doing in most cases.  It's ok for the clear simple standard ones (e.g. change the story or assignee it belongs to), but as soon as any clever filters are used, you need rules which can't be fixed.

Think of a simple example of two swimlanes - one is "priority = high" and the other "colour = blue".  What do you need to change and what should you change if a user moves an issue from one lane to the other?


Hi @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ ,

I have requirement and need you help.  


We have a sprint board and we have stories and Subtask for those one. Lets says if have a stories DDD and Subtask below it are 1- Subtask1 , 2 -Subtask 2  etc.


When Dev team work on it, only Subtask move from one Column to another one, but not the stories


is there Anyway i can only have stories only moving from one column to another in swimlane ? 

Columns are collections of issues by status.  So move your issues from one column to another by moving them through the wrorkflow.

There is one non-standart easy way that can give you 2 easily controllable swimlanes - by misusing the Flag capability and setting swimlanes by queries. Then you can get two lanes - one with filter "Flagged is not empty" and second without any. Works as you need - not via drag and drop, but via right-click and set/remove flag.

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