The concept of Rank is used to define the relative importance of entities such as User Stories, Tasks, Bugs etc. Every entity is assigned with a value that describes its global priority. Rank is changed internally every time you prioritize an entity.
Rank(Numeric Priority) values are hidden numbers assigned to every entity. On views with sorting by Rank applied, entities are shown in order of these values. The values are global within the system, so they are maintained across different views.
The value itself is hidden from views as the numbers can look pretty awkward and confusing. There are still several places where you can see the Rank value represented by Numeric Priority:
- Tabular Reports
- Visual Reports
- REST API reports
- History tab
- Export to CSV from the Views - Rank Number column
The higher Numeric Priority number is, the lower is the Rank of the entity. New entities are created with highest Numeric Priority numbers, which means that their importance is lowest by default.
The work on views can be sorted by Rank. Open Actions > Set up view > Setup tab to check current sorting order configured for a view. The icon in the view setup displays current sorting order.
|Default order. The cards with top priority and minimal Numeric Priority numbers are shown first.|
|Reverse order. The cards with low priority and maximal Numeric Priority numbers are shown first.|
For more information about Prioritization check the article: How to prioritize entities