I've customised columns / statuses selection in Jira and now trying to populate each story with it's own status. Somehow it was not a problem for the first story on the Backlog, however when it came to the second one, it seems to be impossible:
I'm relatively new to Jira. Would you please suggest what is the way to assign status to an issue / task?
Status is not really a "field", it's a display of where the issue is in the workflow.
To change the status, you move the issue through the workflow using the transitions.
I suspect you've used other issue trackers in the past that don't really have any workflow, they just let you set a status as though it's a field - JIRA does not do that, it's more powerful, as the workflow lets you do all sorts of clever things with the transitions.
Your best bet as a user is to look at the issue you want to change status on. Near the status and resolution fields, there should be a link for "view workflow" which pops up a diagram showing the flow. You can use that to work out how to get to the status you want. Once you've done that, look to the actions/operations bar at the top for the transitions to change the status.
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