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How to change status in using the JIRA/Github integration.

Hello - I'm using the "Github for Jira" integration, and it seems to be set up correctly. I'd like to be able to change the status of a story from a git commit message. I've read though the documentation, and it mentions that there are transitions which can be changed:


You can see the custom commands available for use with Smart Commits by visiting the

Jira Software

issue and looking at its available workflow transitions:

  1. Open an issue in the project.
  2. Click View Workflow(near the issue's Status).

The Smart Commit only considers the part of a transition name before the first space. So, for a transition name such as finish work, then specifying #finish is sufficient. You must use hyphens to replace spaces when ambiguity can arise over transition names, for example: #finish-work.

If a workflow has two valid transitions, such as:


I look at an issue, "near" the issues Status, as recommended. There is NO "View Workflow". I'm using Jira Cloud, if that makes a difference. do I change the status of an issue from a git commit message???



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Hi, Rob,

I am facing the same problem as you did. Did you get to solve this? 

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