How can I change the order of two cards with the same priority in a board sorted by priority?

Raphaela Mansur José
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March 18, 2024

Hi. This may seem like a strange question, but my board is sorted by Priority (ORDER BY priority DESC) and I have two cards that have higher priority than the rest of the items in the sprint, but, between the two of them, one has to be done first. 
I've noticed that, after being sorted by priority, the cards are sorted by their ID numbers and the newer ones occupy higher positions. I'd like to invert the order of these 2 particular cards and still keep the entire board sorted by priority. 
How can I do it?

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Walter Buggenhout
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March 18, 2024

Hi @Raphaela Mansur José and welcome to the Community!

You can't. To sort issues manually on a board, you need to order your board by Rank. That's what allows you to determine what needs to come first, one by one.

You are describing the perfect illustration of why priority has its limitations when you try to determine the order of work. That doesn't mean of course that using it may help you find work that needs attention, but it will not allow you to granularly order items on your board.

How you can work around this has a dependency on how you work within your team. if you use a kanban board, I would suggest you add swimlanes or quick filters by priority to your board while still keeping the ORDER BY rank in place. That way, you may combine both.

You can do the same on a scrum board, but since you then already have a sprint to prioritise work, using priorities on top of that may become just too much.

Hope this helps!

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