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Hi.  Just to make sure I understood correctly:

- Workflows are related to issue types, not to projects. It's wrong to say "The project has workflow X". The correct would be to say "The issue type has workflow X".

- One project can have many issue types. Each issue type must be related to a workflow, so it can change status and move along life cycle. So in a single project, teams can work on different workflows depending of issue type.

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Dave Liao Community Leader Oct 15, 2020

@Gui Ávila - workflows and projects still have a relationship.

Consider this imaginary Jira project:

  • It has an Issue Type Scheme with the issue types Chore, Story, and Bug
  • In its Workflow Scheme, I've configured two different workflows, like so:
    • Workflow 1 - mapped to Chore
    • Workflow 1 - mapped to Story
    • Workflow 2 - mapped to Bug

As you can see, in a given project, an admin can associate one workflow for every single issue types, or explicitly associate a workflow for each issue type. You're correct that every issue type must be related to a workflow.

Let me know if that makes sense!

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Dave Liao Community Leader Oct 17, 2020

@Gui Ávila - anytime!

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