How can I build a JIRA filter, which corresponds in terms of ordering to Greenhopper Scrum Board?

We have set up a GH Scrum Board. We are prioritizing by drag and drop inside this board.

We need a standard JIRA Filter which displays all these stories in the same order.

Ordering by global rank does not work. The absolute order is not the same.

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Hi Larrie,

Order by rank should definitely give you the same ordering (that's how the board itself does the ordering). The only difference is that the board might not show certain issues (if they are in statuses that aren't mapped to a column on the board). If the order you're seeing doesn't match you might need to post a screenshot or two so we can understand what order you are seeing.


Hi Shaun,

sorry, quite a while since I got your answer. So far I helped myself out in using the classic boards. But my problem still exists.

We have now several sprints completed with Scrum Board. Now I build a filter including all Storys in our project. I sort it by Rank. I would expect to see the first story from the first sprint at the very top. What I see is the first story from the Backlog with Rank = 1 at first place. Then Rank = 2 and so on about ten storys from the backlog. Then I see some storys from the first sprint.

Maybe there is an alternative way to achieve what I need: I want an Excel export with all our Storys (done, in progress and planned). How can I build a filter to achieve this?

Since this is a current client project I cannot post much information in a screenshot. But perhaps what I could leave may help. It's even in german, sorry:

An idea anyone?

Thanks in advance,


Hi Larrie,

This is expected and does show the relative rank of the issues, it's just that the rank of the issues no longer matters once they're in a sprint or done. I'd suggest having three separate queries, one for the backlog with "order by rank", another for "In Progress" ordered by rank then one for resolved ordered by resolution date.


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