Bulk change status of listed issues

Deleted user June 29, 2017


I want to bulk change the status of many issues in a list. I select the issues for bulk changes, I get to Step 3 of 4: Operation Details, but I don't see the option of massively changing the status of the issues.

Can you help?


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Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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June 29, 2017

That doesn't sound right.  I suspect you may have chosen "edit" instead of "transition issues".  Status is not a field, so you can't edit it, you have to move the issues through the workflow.

Deleted user June 29, 2017

Yes! Thank you, that was the problem. :-)

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John Good December 21, 2021

Same here. Thanks. 

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February 22, 2024

Thank you, appreciate it - this was not as intuitive so your comment helped!

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Trinh TrinhThiBang June 29, 2017

Hi. As my opinion,You should select the correct option as below screenshot and you will see status in step 3


Pranita Warik February 1, 2021

@Trinh TrinhThiBang 

The transition issues permissions are not enabled as in the below screen. What changes should I do in the Workflow so that this option is enabled.

 Edit IssuesEdit field values of issues
 Move IssuesMove issues to new projects and issue types
N/ATransition IssuesNOTE: You do not have permission to perform a bulk transition on the selected 1 issues.
Trinh TrinhThiBang February 1, 2021

Do you have admin permission ? OR you can ask admin to add to your role by do below steps:

1. Go to Project Settings

2. Navigate to Users and Roles section>> Permission

3. In the right hand page, move to Issue permissions

4. You will see "Transition Issues" here => just add role you're to this permission


Pranita Warik February 1, 2021

@Trinh TrinhThiBang 

I checked the Permissions. I am a part of Project role Administrator. This role is mapped to the Transition Issue as mentioned by you in the screenshot.

Peter Mertens October 6, 2022


I had the same problem as you. 

In my case the current status had no transitions defined in the Workflow to any other statuses. So I added the transition that I wanted to execute and after that the option was available and I succeeded.

Good luck

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Vickey Palzor Lepcha
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May 20, 2018

1.JPGDid this today as I had made some changes to my workflow and it went so smooth and perfect. Bravo Atlassian.

Issa Shaikh August 27, 2019

awesome Thanks!

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Pranita Warik February 1, 2021

@Vickey Palzor Lepcha 

Kindly mention the changes you did in the workflow to make the transition issue work.

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Laura Colon September 21, 2022

Thanks this was helpful, I choose edit instead of transition at first. 

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Billy Brandown NGOUMENE KENNE September 16, 2022

Hello !
Can't we bulk change the status of issues whose don't have previous statuses transitionig to the next ones?

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