Column Order of new Status' in 2D Filter

I have set my project/agile board up to use the "Agile Simplified Workflow" and have added several columns (and status') and removed a few of the default status'.

I have created a Dashboard which a 2 Dimensional Filter widget, with Status on the x-axis (and Type on the Y). The column order presents the default Status' first, then the new ones (in a random order) - but that does not reflect the new workflow and makes it hard to read.

Is there any way I can force my project-specific status' to be ordered as desired?

*Current Order*
||Open||Closed||In Development||Ready for Sys||For Gatekeeping||For Dev Commissioning||Dev + Test Complete||For SYS Testing||

*Desired Order*
||Open||In Development||For Gatekeeping||For Dev Commissioning||Ready for Sys||For SYS Testing||Dev + Test Complete||Closed||

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Hi Steve,

It's ordered on status id, so you could try to recreate all states in their desired order.

Or you might take a look at the following page :

Both seem like a lot of work for something like this.

Best regards,


Will give that a go - cheers

If anyone else if looking for how to do this using Groovy / Script Runner here is my working code (just run it in the Script Console):

import com.atlassian.jira.config.StatusManager
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

StatusManager statusManager = ComponentAccessor.getComponentOfType(StatusManager.class)

def id = '6' // ID of the status item
def moves = 110 //number of moves
def up = true //change the direction of the moves

def i = 0
while (i < moves){
    if (up) {
    else {

This works for me. Thanks

What @Steve Butler1 said worked for us.

Go to Admin > Issues > Statuses and use the arrows to establish the order you want to reorder the 2D columns.

Thanks Christian. 

If you click the arrow multiple times, it will move multiple locations. That can make it a lot faster. I'm on 7.6 Server. 

JIRA 6.3.8 helps somewhat with this issue.  There are arrows so you can move the order around and this affects the 2-d filter display. 

However it is probably not a usable solution when the number of statuses gets very high and they are all unsorted,  like from a migration from a previous bugtracker or for whatever reason they are all unsorted.   If on 6.3.8 they had a way to drag a status up and down the listing that would help,  but they don't – it's just arrows which are OK for tweaking the order of one or two statuses.

In this case SQL is still the solution.    

Here is a SQL example of sorting an organization with 29 status or so status codes (multiple departments converging on the status table).   You don't have to get fancy as the field has no uniqueness constraints,  and you could probably re-run it as many times as you want if things change:

update issuestatus set sequence=1 where pname='Deferred';
update issuestatus set sequence=2 where pname='Open';
update issuestatus set sequence=3 where pname='Reopened';
update issuestatus set sequence=4 where pname='To Do';
update issuestatus set sequence=5 where pname='Gathering Requirements';
update issuestatus set sequence=6 where pname='Research and gather requirements';
update issuestatus set sequence=7 where pname='Feedback';
update issuestatus set sequence=8 where pname='Assigned';
update issuestatus set sequence=9 where pname='In Progress';
update issuestatus set sequence=10 where pname='In Development';
update issuestatus set sequence=11 where pname='Waiting for Code Review';
update issuestatus set sequence=12 where pname='In Code Review';
update issuestatus set sequence=13 where pname='Remigrate to Testing';
update issuestatus set sequence=14 where pname='Pending User Approval to Test';
update issuestatus set sequence=15 where pname='User Approval to Test';
update issuestatus set sequence=16 where pname='IT Manager Approval to Test';
update issuestatus set sequence=17 where pname='In Test';
update issuestatus set sequence=18 where pname='Waiting for QA';
update issuestatus set sequence=19 where pname='In QA Review';
update issuestatus set sequence=20 where pname='Pending User Approval to Production';
update issuestatus set sequence=21 where pname='User Approval to Production';
update issuestatus set sequence=22 where pname='IT Manager Approval To Production';
update issuestatus set sequence=23 where pname='Acknowledged';
update issuestatus set sequence=24 where pname='Confirmed';
update issuestatus set sequence=25 where pname='Documentation';
update issuestatus set sequence=26 where pname='Resolved';
update issuestatus set sequence=27 where pname='Closed';
update issuestatus set sequence=29 where pname='Done';

Thanks for the reply.  The new column ordering functionality might just do the trick - I will try and get a look at 6.3.8 - thanks for the heads up (and for the SQL, which might be a good alternative).

Found one solution that works for Jira Cloud across all projects:
Re-ordering the status column

Go to: Admin > Issues > Statuses > [reorder the statuses]

Hi Steve.

Your  post is from 2013 but the issue never gets old. heh


I just shared an article on reordering statuses using JMeter.



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