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What is the use case of "Rank" field in JIRA?

Hello,

 

What is the use case of "Rank" field in JIRA?

 

Regards,

Priyanka

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Sudarshan TS Community Leader Feb 05, 2021

Hello @Priyanka khare 

Let me try to explain :) 
Rank as the name suggests is used to prioritize your items in the backlog. (More details)

When ranking is enabled in Jira for your project  
Jira activates the Rank field so as to help in the ranking logic (the magic of rank happens when you drag and drop a item in the backlog)

Example:
When there is a need to prioritize items in your backlog (which is very much required in a competitive world), there may be situations when the dev team or Product owner decides that they want to develop the stories in a specific order so that their development gets easier, or its a business need..etc.., they move the items up and down in the backlog. (rank them)

To understand better, just change the order of items in your backlog (dont mix up everything :D, just try with one or two), immediately check the activity tab of that issue, and you will get an idea of how its working.

Hope this helps.

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