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The View Statuses screen seems to have no discernible sort order for statuses. New statuses are just lumped at the bottom. I think. I have no idea, but they are not in any USEFUL order.
JIRA added sorting to statuses in JIRA 6.3.8. You find the request here – https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-5189, Closed as Fixed.
This functionality was added when statuses were changed from the older
[icon] Label format to the
Our Jira instance has 100's of statuses, and no one has ever maintained their sort. It would be nice to be able to edit the Sequence # rather than having tip click up/down hundreds of times for each one or going into the DB to update everything.
Or even a drag/drop interface would make this easier to use.
What version of JIRA are you on?
In JIRA Administration > Issues > Statuses, you should be able to sort all statuses. This is good because all statuses are just appended to the bottom of the list so if you don't sort them, issue sorting by status is really weird.