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how to sort on priority?

  1. I log in to JIRA Dashboard
  2. I click on Open issues /  All Issues
  3. The list of All open issues is displayed. I want to sort this list on Priority (Minor/Major)

how to achieve this?

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Thomas_Schlegel Community Leader Feb 08, 2016

Hi Mathijs,

just click on the column header of the priority column.


Thank you Thomas, for your answer.

I had to switch from detailed view to list view, to be able to click on the column.


Like Michael Keywood likes this

Is it possible to add the icon for the priority once you've sorted this way?

None of these seem to work in the cloud version in 2019? - Any solution?

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Ignacio_Pulgar Community Leader Feb 08, 2016

Try this JQL:

order by priority ASC
Ignacio_Pulgar Community Leader Feb 08, 2016

If you want to reverse the ordering, remove the word ASC.

where do I write this code?

Ignacio_Pulgar Community Leader Feb 08, 2016

1.- Click on Issues > Search for issues  (or through this URL:

2.- Click on the link 'Advanced' and the field in which you can enter that code will appear.

3.- Copy & paste the JQL code a press Enter.

The advanced mode allows more search options than the Basic mode, but requires to know the syntax. It is recommended to learn the advanced mode capabilities, as it enables functions not executable through the basic mode.

You can switch back to the Basic mode by clicking on the link 'Basic', on the same spot where the 'Advanced' link was being displayed before.

Like rafaelvol likes this

This isn't working for me.  It seems that 'blocker' is under 'critical' for me.  

Hello @Ignacio_Pulgar,

For me Medium Priority is coming even after Least Critical Priority. It is happening in Issue Navigator. Even if I try the same in my dashboard, it is not working.

Could you please help me here.

Best Regards,


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