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Where is the documentation to re-order statuses in the user interface?


  I do not have administrative privileges. 

"re-order statuses in the user interface" - we are using 7.1 so the functionality should be there.

I would like to ORDER BY my JQL by status in this order:


In Review

In Progress


To Do



Can you please give the code and/or the link to the documentation where this can be found?





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Hi @mikemezzmichael ,

so, in general, using "ORDER BY status DESC" should do the trick (you can even try ordering by status category) but if I am not mistaken you will have to make sure that in the administration the statuses are in order as well. This sequence is relevant, too.

And this can be tedious work if you have lots of statuses in your instance. So if your administrator is not amused, maybe point him at Admin Toolbox for Jira (that's our little time saver for admins by the way) on the Atlassian Marketplace. This will enable him to use drag & drop to order them and you get your problem solved as well. :D 

Best, Max

I do not have an administrator privileges so that is not an option.

Thank you for your reply. I was referring to the link:

and states:

which includes the ability to re-order statuses in the user interface

I will look into 'ordering by status category' and also have a work around by creating separate filters and gadgets.
Thanks again,

Hi Mike,

just a thought, try to get in touch with an administrator to get this sorted out for once. This will help you and all others running into this. :)

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