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I cannot re-order columns using Jira issue/filter macro on the Confluence page Edited

I cannot re-order columns using Jira issue/filter macro on the Confluence page

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carolyn french Community Leader Mar 07, 2018

Hi Owen, Welcome to community!

Here is an example using a filter. Make sure you click on the magnifying glass to the right of the filter search to bring up the options, and then click into "Display options".

To re-order the columns, you have to delete each field in "Columns to display" by clicking on the x to the right of it. Then type in the fields in the order that you want. Click on "Insert" and preview your page.

Let me know if this helps!

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That's not really re-ordering is it!

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carolyn french Community Leader Oct 10, 2018

@Owen Skyers was that the kind of re-ordering you were looking for? If so, can you accept the answer. 

If not, let's continue searching for a solution for you :)

@Mike Levings can you create a new question with what you are looking to do with re-ordering, and we can use a new thread to discuss?

Perhaps a rephrase: is it possible to drag a column title to the left or right in the columns to display box without removing all columns and restarting?

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It does solve the issue, but it's a workaround.

I'd expect some easier way for doing it, e.g. drag-and-drop in the table itself, or at least in the edit menu, instead of requiring the user to delete and re-insert the list. 

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That's not reordering. If I have 8 columns to display and I want to move column 8 to 2, then you're asking me to remove 7, add the column I want and redo all the others. How can you even expect me to accept that as a solution? Like Amos said, it's a workaround, not a "solution". Fix it please

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Hi,

I'm looking at the Atlassian enhancement request on this subject, but didn't find any, did you submit it?

=> https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-43586?jql=text%20~%20%22change%20column%20order%20Jira%20issue%2Ffilter%20macro%22

Thanks,

You can reorder columns by going into HTML mode on the page (click the "< >" in the top right), finding the macro and then editing the HTML. On my server the macro looks like:

<ac:structured-macro ac:name="jira" ac:schema-version="1" ac:macro-id="snip">
...
<ac:parameter ac:name="columns">key,summary,type,priority,assignee,status,resolution</ac:parameter>

So I modify the columns manually. On pages with a bunch of gadgets queries it's a handy way to give the columns a consistent ordering as well. 

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