Swim lanes based on priority

In my last job we had our agile board set up with swim lanes based on issue priority. I have just setup JIRA in my new company but I can't see that as a board option.  How can I configure this?

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Go into the swimlane definition and add a definition of "filter",  You get to name the filter (that appears on the left) and give it some JQL (so, "priority = x").  Repeat for each priority and you have it.

I think that's maybe what Jose was getting at too, although he's used the wrong language - a quick-filter is a filter across the top for toggling, well, quick filtering in the display.  Swimlane filters are NOT quick filters.  But I think that's what he meant.

Thanks Nic and Jose OK, now I understand what you mean by the filters for the left..... I was thrown by the term quick filter which I assumed was the filters across the top. I understand how to configure this now. Thanks

Yes, I have mixed up swim lane and quick filter, more focussing the use of a jql in both cases, less considering where the results appear.

Thanks for your answer Jose, but it definitely wasn't done as a filter...   All 5 priorities were displayed down the left hand side.


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Quick filters are not related to swimlanes, they do two different things.

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