Can someone give me example of what i can do with a step in a workflow?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Define New Status or Steps in JIRA Workflow

I found similar questions in the past and answers, but still i don't get the difference between a step and a status

If someone can give me some examples or scenarios it might help clearing things up.

Hope you can help smile





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Steven Behnke Community Champion Jul 31, 2016

A step is a point in a workflow. A status is mapped to the step and that is what users see.

Workflow steps are a fairly generic concept in the workflow world.

I think of Steps as being the structure of a workflow.  As Steven says, things move from point to point in a workflow.

The status is the user-friendly display of a step - if you look closely at the options available, you'll see that while steps are fixed points, you can change the status associated with a step - it's a facade for the users.

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Joe Pitt Community Champion Jul 31, 2016

different names for the same thing unless they are counting the transition as the 'step' because you can have multiple transitions from a status based on values of fields or user role/group


Thanks for the quick response Joe!

I found this discussion:

Where there is some explanation, but i still don't get it =0


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