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I believe it will be beneficial to allow the users to change the sequence of the columns on the frontend (drag and drop).

This will allow for a more flexible workflow as boards can be used for other things besides kanban.

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sorry, testing lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Wishlist.Mar 26 2014, 8:24 AM moved this task from Future Work to Backlog on the Workboards board. raised the priority of this task from Wishlist to Normal.Mar 26 2014, 8:40 AM moved this task from Backlog to Future Work on the Workboards board.

This would be very useful in a couple of our projects, where the workboard columns roughly correspond to where a task is in the development process ('Needs Information', 'In Progress', 'Ready to Land', etc.).

In case this is too complex to implement, can we at least get default ordering by column name? It makes it very easy to (re)order columns by adding prefixes like 1. Stuff.

Usage notes:

  • This lives in Manage Board > Reorder Columns.
  • The design has some leaky CSS that we'll clean up at some point. It works fine, but some of the interactions have visual issues.
  • You can't reorder the "Backlog" column right now. We can let you do this, but there's a minor technical issue to solve first (we identify the backlog by its position) and I'm not sure if anyone will want to do this. If you do, let us know.
  • We don't record a transaction record for column moves. The impact of this interaction is so trivial that I doubt anyone will care, and we'll clean this up eventually.
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The rearrange dialogue box only shows a maximum of 5 columns although the project has more columns. This limits the ability of rearranging any column present beyond column number 5.

Please read and follow Contributing Bug Reports if you feel you've found a bug in Phabricator.

For example, here is a project with more than 5 columns:

image.png (1×1 px, 71 KB)

I have found that I can rearrange all the columns in some projects but cannot do the same in another one. Here's a screenshot. Now, I am not sure if it is a bug or just a random error.

image.png (635×1 px, 88 KB)