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ORDER BY Priority DESC is not working in backlog/active sprint

I have a Quick Filter with ORDER BY Priority DESC, but backlog & active sprint are still sorted by RANK (and I can still drag to change rank).

Any idea why my sort order is being ignored? 

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Because a quick filter is there to hide issues from the board, not change the sort order.

Thanks for the clarification. So where do I set the sort order of the backlog/active sprint?
And can I do it in a way that I can easily switch back and forth between rank order and priority order?

The sort order is set in the board's filter.  So there's no way to change the sort order quickly.

Yes, I just worked that out sad

I've now created two personal boards - one for sorting by priority and another for viewing by rank.

Seems really inefficient. What's really lacking is a treeview setup where you can easily click on column headers to sort by rank, priority, status, owner (or ideally any other field I might choose to have as a column header) 

Thanks for your help & quick responses!

You can do that - try the issue navigator!

Yes, but I want this sort order in my backlog view, so I can view the top issues, select multiple and assign them to the current (or another defined) sprint.

But thanks for trying smile 

Couldn't agree more with the Jackie's needs. Would look forward to a solution to this!

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Is there any solution on 2020 for this need?


I don't think Atlassian are going to do this, because if you sort by something other by ranking, it's impossible to rank issues in a way most people will understand.

I have to chime in. Atlassian gives us many fields but the reality is we move the work i the priority order we need it to be.  I need a simple detailed printed report in MY order and it can't do this.  I have tried multiple things.  Aside from doing alot of extra work to assign priority numbers (which would change regularly) I cannot get this.  I can print my screen but there is no way to get a nice formatted detail report.

Yay more awful Jira UX that hasn't been addressed in over 4 years!

Um, "give people the option to break things and then complain that stuff doesn't work"?  Is that really a good UX?

When baseline, fundamental features are blindingly non-intuitive to use and set up, then yeah it's a UX issue.

What is being asked for here is not a "fundamental feature" it.  If it were implemented, it would be described as a "bug" or "design flaw" because it stops it all from working.

Implementing something that breaks your system is inarguably poor UX.

I think you may have fundamentally misunderstood my point.

That is entirely possible.

My understanding of your point is that it is a poor user experience to not be able to configure a system so that it does not work.  

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