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How do I enable rank field for Backlog items list Edited

I would like to display 1,2,3.etc next to my backlog items depending on the order I move them. 

I tried following below article but I did not see rank or global rank field in there.

How can I do this?

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Hi @Supriya 

Rank is not a number field in Jira. It is in fact not human readable field even if you expose it.

Rank is changed and saved in background when you drag the issue/card up and down.

Any specific reason why you want to display 1, 2, 3,..?


@Ravi_Sagar__Adaptavist_  We moved to JIRA from TFS and developers and PO requested if there is a way for them to see the numbers. For easy readability.

You can put the rank field on screen and see the content, but as @Ravi_Sagar__Adaptavist_  says, it is not a number and it's meaningless to humans because it has no context, so it will not give you "easy readability"

The only way to get a good, easily readable and understandable view of a ranking is to do it in context.  Run a search for all the issues you are interested in, and use "order by rank" as the sort order.  The point of the rank is to show you where an issue is relative to the others.  "number 2324 on the global list" tells you nothing, you want to know what the ones above and/or below it.

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