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How can I manually close an issue and skip workflow steps?

I have some issues that were completed and need to be marked as closed. However, the only way to mark them as closed is to spam the transition button until they hit the closed status. Is there any way to instantly close the issue (manually)?

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the best practice here I belive is to add transition "any status" -> "closed" and bulk update those issues (you can make this transition admin-only and remove it later)

e: don't forget to add this transitions to all workflows your issues belong to

This isn't just "best practice" - it is the only way to do it.  To change the status of a Jira issue, you must go through a transition!

Can someone help me with something similar? I had "Planner Close" as a workflow in the workflow chosen for a new project I created. However, when I open an issue in that project it is not an option. Any ideas?

The transition "planner close" is either not set up as a route out of the current status, or there is a condition on it that blocks you from it.

Have a look at the current status and the workflow diagram and check that there is a transition out (or that "planner close" is a global transition with "all" on it).  If it does exist, you will need to edit your workflow to check the conditions on it.

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