Is there a way to sort statuses in Jira?

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.

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JIRA added sorting to statuses in JIRA 6.3.8. You find the request here – https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-5189Closed as Fixed.

This functionality was added when statuses were changed from the older [icon] Label format to the BlueLozenges with category format.

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Jun 29, 2016

What version of JIRA are you on?

In JIRA AdministrationIssuesStatuses, 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.

Was this really solved? We are on JIRA 7 and statuses are still in random order. We use workflows a lot, and we have a lot of statuses. It should not be a problem for Atlassian right?

Thanks,
Ewa 

Steven Behnke Community Champion Mar 16, 2017

Sort them. They are sortable. You have to sort them.

Steven Behnke Community Champion Mar 16, 2017

Go to the statuses screen and use the arrows to sort them.

Close to impossible, since I have more than 400 statuses. It should sorted alphabetical by default. What's the pint of having the latest adds at the end...

Steven Behnke Community Champion Mar 16, 2017

cheeky Well that's a different problem then, isn't it? You could script against the URL endpoint to move them around – https://jira.local/secure/admin/StatusUp.jspa?up=16105 or https://jira.local/secure/admin/StatusDown.jspa?down=16105.

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