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Re-Order Workflow Dropdown

Is it possible to change the order of the workflow buttons in the dropdown menu in Jira Cloud? 

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John M Funk Community Leader Jun 26, 2020

Hi Blake,

You need to edit the property of each Transition and give it an opsbar-sequence number. 

To change the order of transition buttons:

To change the order of transition buttons, including additional transitions in the Workflow menu, add the property key opsbar-sequence to each workflow transition that you wish to reorder. Each opsbar-sequence property key requires a property value that defines the order of the transition action on issue views.


Go to the transition's properties, as described in Transition properties above.

Type opsbar-sequence into the Property Key field, under 'Add New Property'.

Type a value In the Property Value field, The value must be a positive integer (starting at '0'); it defines the order of the transition buttons on issue views.

Consider using a sequence of opsbar-sequence property values like 10, 20, 30... to allow new transitions to be easily added later.

Click Add.

 Adding the opsbar-sequence property to a workflow transition does not change the order of these transitions in the workflow in Text edit mode. The addition of this property only affects the order of transitions on the View issue page.

Thank you, John! 

John M Funk Community Leader Jun 26, 2020

Glad I could help.  :-)

Hi @Blake Falanga,

I wanted to chime in here and let you know that the opsbar-sequence property is now honored in the new issue view. Previously it was only available in the old issue view. You can find more information on the public ticket.

Kind regards,


The new issue view sucks and it's terrible how it was forced onto us.

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Does this work on Jira mobile?

Goto Jira settings -> Issues -> Workflows and use the order to re-arrange

Where do you change the order of items in the dropdown workflow list? 

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