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Creating Jira Workflow w/ Approvals

Hello I am having trouble getting the "Configure Approval" checkbox to appear in my workflow. I am trying to create an approval workflow that will request approval from a user group when trying to change status from "Parking Lot"

 

I have created a "User Picker" field and added to screen. I have created multiple workflows and played around adding Approve and Decline transitions but I still cannot get the additional "Configure Approval" check box to appear on any status or transition in the workflow. I am new to workflows so anything will help because I am sure it's something I am doing wrong.

Below is an example workflow, how do I Configure approvals in this worklflow ? Or can you provide an example workflow with approval , deny from status that I can review? workflow.PNG

 

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Clark Everson Community Leader Aug 22, 2022

Hi @Maranda Butler 

Welcome to community!

Normally that checkbox is an option you can do but you need to create a field for it, it's not something built in

So if you are trying to do it via a checkbox then you would need to make a custom field for approved with a checkbox

Alternatively you can just have an approved transition and only people in the approver role can move it

 

This is a decent article on it: https://support.atlassian.com/jira-service-management-cloud/docs/add-an-approval-to-a-workflow/

And this previous post may help you: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Software-questions/How-do-I-add-an-approval-to-a-Jira-software-project-workflow/qaq-p/917817

 

Best,

Clark

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Hi, @Maranda Butler !

If you need to add a checkbox, to the approval workflow, drag and drop it from Form Builder 

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then set an approval step 

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