I can't edit workflows once they are created.

I want to add remove status's so I don't see a bunch of irrelevant ones.

How can I do this, it keeps on saying I need to disable the workflow but I don't know how to get there.

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JIRA doesn't allow you to remove statuses from a workflow that's 'active' or being used by a project. To get around this:

  1. Create a copy of the workflow you are using. It will make an 'inactive' or disabled version.
  2. Edit the Copy and remove the statuses you don't need, making sure you have the flow/connections you'll need.
  3. Edit the workflow scheme with the origianal workflow to remove the old workflow and replace it with the new one.
    Note: when you publish you'll be required to select what status tickets should be changed to that are in status you've removed. 
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Jack Brickey Community Champion May 24, 2017


I would start by reading this - https://confluence.atlassian.com/servicedeskcloud/workflows-780868207.html. And there are other good pages on workflows on Atlassian's site.

that said...

There are limitations of what you can do to workflows when they are active (assigned to projects). I recommend the following approach:

1) make a copy of the workflow

2) edit the copy and change the name to whatever you want, e.g. 'workflow' v2 or other

3) in the project you want to associate the new workflow with go to the project settings and issue types and then add the workflow and associate specific (all?) issue types with the new workflow

hope this helps


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