Documentation for GreenHopper 6.2.x. Documentation for other versions of JIRA Agile is available too.
GreenHopper is now called JIRA Agile. Learn more.

(info) Note that this page only applies if you are using the Classic Boards (which are no longer being actively developed; read more).
If you are not, please see Ranking an Issue.

GreenHopper allows you to set up rankings for your issues to help you organise tasks in your product/sprint backlog more effectively. Rankings allow you to prioritise issues at a more granular level than issue priorities in JIRA, as rankings can help you to determine whether a single issue is more important/urgent than anothersingle issue. For example, you may have two separate issues which both have a priority of 'Major'. Using GreenHopper, you can assign one of the issues a higher ranking than the other.

To rank issues in GreenHopper Classic,

  1. Log into JIRA.
  2. Select Agile > Classic in the top navigation bar. Then select Classic Planning Board from the drop-down below the project name.
    (tick) Tip: The 'Project Overview' mode is ideal for ranking issues.
  3. Select a Context that is sorted by rank (e.g. look for a context named 'Rank'). If one does not exist, you can either create a new context or modify the 'On The Fly' context to sort by the 'Rank' field.
  4. Your issues will be ordered by rank.
    (info) Note that sub-tasks can only be ranked within the parent task.
  5. You can now rank your issues by dragging and dropping the cards on your Planning Board as desired see below.

(info) You need to set up a Ranking field before you can rank issues. Please see Configuring your General Project Settings for details.


Dragging and Dropping Cards


You can drag-and-drop one or multiple cards with your mouse. Just hold down the 'CTRL' key on your keyboard (if selecting multiple issues), click the card header (i.e. the top section of the card, containing the issue key) to select the desired card(s), then drag to the desired destination.

Screenshot: Dragging and dropping a card

You can move an issue(s) between pages by dragging the card(s) up to the pagination controls (e.g. '1', '2', '3', '>>', etc) and then onto your chosen page in the desired location.

Once you have dropped a card in a new location, the other cards are immediately reorganised.

If you drag and drop an issue with sub-tasks, all of the sub-tasks will also be moved together with the parent issue. You cannot drag and drop a parent issue onto a subtask nor a subtask onto a different parent issue.

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