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How do I sort status (board columns) on a customized workflow?

I customized a workflow in a company managed project, starting from a template, removing existing statuses and adding new ones.

When I had my workflow ready, I realized that the columns of the board, which are supposed to reflect the workflow statuses, were sorted randomly.

I tried to redesign several times the workflow, trying to guess a possible connection between status and columns order and I regularly failed.

Looking at the XML of the workflow, I noticed that templates define a property “jira.step.order” that seems to do the trick, but I was not able to set a status property with such a name.

How can I define the order with which the board columns are displayed?

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Dec 20, 2021

The columns on the board is based on your board settings, not on the workflow. If you go to Board settings > Columns you can rearrange your columns from here. You can also map your statuses from the workflow to your columns from here.

Thanks for the feedback, but in the company-managed business I cannot find any board settings.

Do you have a solution for company managed business project as well?

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