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Sort cards on a Kanban Board

Can I sort (not filter) cards on a Kanban board?

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Make sure the board filter ends in ORDER BY RANK

And the board configuration says "Using Rank"

Then you can drag issues up and down in the columns to sort them

Thanks for your answer. Could you please tell me where and how to configure it? I have a custom date field and I need to add the JQL code in to the "Quick Filters" to be able to sort the cards by date. What should that code be?

That's probably easier to do outside an agile board, in the regular Issue Navigator where you search for issues. Then you can just do:
order by mycustomfield desc

That too is my problem. I can't find an option to sort my KanBan BOARD other than by rank. I can use filters to sort issues by due date but it seems I can't do that for the board. Is there a solution?

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Like Inna S likes this

Hey Ali. You're probably in a team-managed project. In these you unfortunately can't change the sorting method. It's always rank. I think Jira might be working on fixing this but I don't know for sure.

In a company-managed project on the other hand you can use a JQL filter. I would recommend you to use that type of project if you want to have advanced features to help your team. It's more complicated in the beginning but you can configure many more options to fit your needs.

Unfortunately I chose a team-managed project for my team in the beginning and after a few months I already regretted it. Now we're stuck with it because migrating to a company-managed project is a big hassle.

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It would be super great if there was a way to vote for this feature to be prioritized by Jira... not being able to sort boards in team managed projects is painful. I'd like to be able to sort by date, assignee, category... so many other ways besides rank.

Thanks for the info though... I'll just continue to suffer for now :) 

Like Stefan Grob likes this

i am with erin. have we already a feature request for that?

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