Reordering statuses


What does reordering JIRA Statuses really do? The documentation is not very clear.

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When you order a query by Status Ascending or Descending, the order of statuses in that area defines the order returned to the query.

Hi Vinesha.

Your question is from 2016, but alas... others might come looking for an answer too.


When you "order by status" in a JQL or use Status in dashboard gadgets, they are ordered according to that global order you captured.

Generally you'd like to have all "todo" statuses on top of that list, "in progress" in the middle and "done" statuses by the bottom.

If you run a simple jql: "order by status asc" and think some issues should appear on top of others, it's likely you'll have to move statuses up or down in that administration screen.



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