I am having an issue with this. I follow the following items list of doing so. My question or concern is where it says property values of 10,20,30 this don't match the transitions numbers (the one in the parenthesis) I want them to be in. When I use that number next to the transition it still doesn't work. I am sure I am missing something easy here.
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.
opsbar-sequenceinto the Property Key field, under 'Add New Property'.
opsbar-sequenceproperty values like 10, 20, 30... to allow new transitions to be easily added later.
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.
The id of the transitions has nothing to do with the sequence, you can ignore them. Use 10,20,30 in the properties, it'll work fine.
Is there a way to re-order the transitions on a Kanban board? I have two transitions from Prod Build into Done, one of which is the 'All' transition into Done, which has a transition name of 'Canceled', which sets the Resolution to Canceled. The other transition name is Done and sets the Resolution to Successful. The Done status is the only status in the column on the board.
Currently, the 'Canceled' transition is the one that is on top, but I'd like to move it to the bottom, as it is more likely that users who aren't really paying attention will drag it to the top. Unfortunately, I have not found a way to change the order of the transitions.
I tried setting the opsbar-sequence properties on the two transitions and, while this does successfully change the order of the transitions on the issue, it doesn't impact the board. I also tried changing the transition names (on the off-chance that it was sorting alphabetically), but this didn't have an impact either.
Any insight you could provide would be appreciated. If there's no way to alter the order, is it possible to hide certain transitions from the Kanban board (so they're only visible on the issue itself)?
Hey Matt Parks,
did you find a solution for this? We do have a "Closed" status with different resolution values like 'Work Finished' and 'Deleted' and we would like to have the 'Work Finished' option above the 'Deleted' drop zone on the Agile Board.
Unfortunately, I never did figure it out (or get an answer from someone who does know), so it seems like this is something that can't be done.
As at least one other person has mentioned, the opsbar-sequence property doesn't have an impact on Kanban boards, only on the workflow transition buttons on the issues.
There was also a suggestion to, in the column configuration, move the statuses within the column in the order that I'd like them to be, but this didn't have an impact on my board.
Hello Atlassian & Community,
Our team has the same question. We'd like to reorder the Workflow Transition steps to match the order in which they usually appear.
Like Bryan Trummer, I've also added the properties to each of the workflow steps as per the documentation. Like Bryan, this also did NOT reoder the Workflow Transition steps as the documentation seemed to imply it would (as suggested in the links below):
a) Can someone provide an accurate solution to this question?
b) @atlassian: can you update your documentation to make it more clear? It's quite foggy. ;)
Thanks to any and all!
I'm not sure what you're reading - the post Bryan gave from the docs is quite clear on the steps, and it works fine on both the Server and Cloud installations I've recently been working on.
The accurate solution is in the question already.
So I've added the opsbar-sequence property values like 10, 20, 30 but this doesn't affect the order in which the values appear in the Workflow button.
I've set the values like this: To Do: 10, In Progress: 20, Ready For Testing: 30, Testing: 40, Done: 50, Cancelled: 60
I'm expecting the values to show in the dropdown in this order:
Ready For Testing, Testing, Done, Cancelled
But instead I still see them in this order: Done, Testing, Ready For Testing, Cancelled.
Patrick has it right on the nose. All the docs say to apply properties to the transition, and that does work.
(Sorry, I didn't see the comments earlier, as Lithium's email system was broken until more recently)
Wow, thanks Patrick and Nic. This is quite tricky to find the right feature / option, but I think I've got it now. I'm recording what I did here in case anyone else is looking for this in future:
1. Navigate to the draft workflow
Jira > Issues > Workflows
2. Click on the Transition(id) to be edited
3. Click View Properties for that transition
4. Add the opsbar-sequence key with the appropriate number
e.g. For the Ready For Testing transition, I added:
opsbar-sequence = 30
5. Click Add
6. Repeat steps #2 - #5 for the other steps that need to be reordered
Note: editing a Transition that is part of one step will update the Transition everywhere it is used.
7. When you are done your edits, click Publish Draft. You will get a popup asking if you want to save a copy of the previous version.
8. Enjoy your reordered steps! :)
It seems that this doesn't influence the order of the Transitions in a Kanban Board if you map multiple statusses in one column. Does anybody know how to influence the vertical order of transitions there?
It also doesn't appear to work when you've got a workflow where all statuses can lead to any other status.
Attached is our current Engineering workflow.
And yet, the drop-down is a completely different order and I've set the ops_sequence key from 10=>140 for all the above statuses.
It's frustrating our engineers....
I just went through the process for obsbar sequence (thank you to all with this advice!) and that helped me get the order consistent. When all statuses can move to every other status, than the Workflow order will be static. One thing that I did was to include a number in the name of the workflow, status, and transition.
(Yes - this is a ridiculous number of steps. We are trying to separate work that is actively in progress for separate teams from work that is not. I may go through and refine the transitions to limit movement between the statuses. This is my first attempt at a custom workflow in Jira.)
It seems that doesn't influence the order of the Update Parent Issue in a Scrum Board when the last sub-task is closed if you map multiple statuses in last column.
In my case, just I needed to move one of them, for that, only add the value opsbar-sequence in the transition I wanted to move.
The state button does not really exist, it's a list of transitions with the end state displayed instead of the transition name. You need to alter the transition order, but I'm not sure the button takes any account of it.
We are using JIRA cloud. My plan was to have "Done" on the top and "Rejected" on the bottom of the 'Done" column on the board. None of the before mentioned solutions worked, however as I made the workflow Simplified (Board settings:Column management: Simplify workflow) it got solved. I hope this is helpful.
Even setting opsbar-sequence for me (in Cloud) didn't change the order the statuses appear in a shared column either? Is opsbar-sequence the right one to set? it doesn't change the transition id (i.e. 11, 21, 31 etc..) that seems to be controlling the order.
Hi Nic, I have added the ops-bar sequence option but still I don't see my workflow statuses in the drop down. I know you mentioned this should be done in the transition section as well. But how do you this? I have updated the property keys and values for all my workflow steps but it is still not showing as a drop down. Please help.
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