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How can I reorder the stories within an Epic?

Within an Epic, I want to be able to reorder the stories in a particular order so that when I pull the query on Confluence it should display the same order that I have set. 

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Hi @Cyndalia Fernandes 

You can simply add "ORDER BY" to your query on Confluence. For example, when you set ORDER BY RANK, it will show your issues based on their ranking in Jira.

You can also chose to ORDER BY PRIORITY or many other things. You can also add "ASC" or "DESC" to change the way it's ordered.

An example would be project = ATL and resolution is empty ORDER BY due ASC

This would order your search result by due date in an ascending manner.

Hope this helps!
Kind regards

Thanks @Jorden Van Bogaert , basically what I am trying to do is the following:

An example:

  • I have an epic, which has 10 stories. 
  • These stories are written by the PM in no particular order.
  • Within Confluence, I have put in a Jira query to display this epic and the stories within it as part of documentation. 
  • The order of the stories should be as following: 5,2,4,3,1,6,7,9,8,10. The reason I want it to be in this order because in terms of documentation, the flow makes sense to view it this way. 
  • Hence, I want to set the order for documentation purposes.

Not sure if that makes sense. 

Hey @Cyndalia Fernandes 

If you open up a Jira board where Ranking is enabled, you can simply drag and drop the issues in the right order. If you then use the ORDER BY RANK query on Confluence, they'll show up in the order that you set them in Jira.

The query would look like this

"Epic Link" = XYZ-123 ORDER BY RANK ASC

You can't change the order in Confluence itself, you can only do this in Jira. 

PS: for using ranking, I'm assuming you have Jira Software, with Jira Core, a different approach should be taken, but here I'm not sure what that approach would be.

Kind regards

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This was the the answer that worked for me, thanks!

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