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Remove Unused Status/Column In JWM

I setup a team-managed JWM project (using the project management template).

The JWM project has some items that I'm selling. It's pretty basic.


I changed the "Task" issue type to "Sale." I added custom fields for that Issue Type. Everything good!

I then edited the workflow, and added three new status':

  • "Ready to List" (sell)
  • "Listed" (for sale)
  • "Sold"

Then I deleted the "In Progress" and "Done" statuses.

When I go return my board, I see all six columns (including the "In Progress" and "Done"), even though there are only four present in the workflow.

I tried to get around this by deleting the new status' from the workflow - however when I delete them from the workflow, they still exist even though they are present on the workflow - and subsequently, now I have *every* status represented as a column in the project board and can't find anyway to delete them.

If I go back to the workflow and edit it, then go to add a new status, I see that the old status' which are no longer in the workflow are still present as part of the project, even though they aren't part of the workflow.

I  was going to migrate the issues over to a new project and start over - however I believe all the custom field data will be lost in the process.

Kind of a nightmare. Any suggestions?

2 answers

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John Funk Community Leader Feb 08, 2022

Hi Nathan,

This appears to be a bug as I can reproduce the same results. You should report this to Atlassian here:

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Curt Holley Community Leader Feb 07, 2022

My guess is, you need to replace the workflow scheme (just like you would for any Company Managed project). 

Make sense?

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