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Add additional Status Categories Edited

We have a complex global project and the current status categories are not working for us. We need to be able to add our own status categories. 

I would prefer not using a third party app to manage it but rather do it in JIRA.

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The status categories are hard coded into Jira, you can't add more of them (I know someone who did it on Server, just added a fifth, and it broke in all sorts of interesting ways, because Jira is only coded to understand the standard four - eventually they gave in and realised "blocked" is the same as "in progress" even if it can't move)

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Tessa Tuteleers Community Leader Jul 01, 2021

Hi @Adriaan Fourie , 

You can read all about this topic in this earlier question

The TLDR is; you can't
But there are mentions of alternatives in the linked thread, and the overal consensus is that you best use another for of categorization, besides the status categories. 

- Tessa

Thank you for the info.

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