Added New Workflow ; Cannot Change Existing Tickets to the Issue Types In New Workflow

I am sure this is a repeat. New to the boards and spent some time looking for an answer but I may not know the lingo.  Apologies.

1) I created a new issue type

2) I created a new workflow for the new issue type

3) I associated the new workflow with my project and assigned the new issue type to that workflow.

If I create new tickets manually I can assign them to the new issue type and new workflow, but tickets created through the API/Integration with our non-dev ticket system do not allow me to change the issue type to my new one once they are created.

What am I missing here?

Thank you in advance.

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You can only "edit" the issue type if the configuration of the source issue type is the same as the target issue type.  The configuration means essentially "fields and workflows".

I think that explains your case - you can create issues fine, with the new type, but you can't just flip the issue type because the one you're trying to change to has a different workflow.

To convert issues between types with mismatched configurations after creation, you have to use the "move" functions.

That did the trick! Thank you very much.

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Gaston Valente Community Champion Aug 02, 2017


A question, the new issue type is associated with the issue type scheme of the project where you're trying to create the ticket?

Thank you for your question.  I did have them associated, but didnt know I needed to use the 'Move' feature instead of the dropdown.  Much appreciated for your time.

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