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Create and edit workflows per issue type?

When I go to edit my workflow for my new issue type I get a dialogue box that displays, "Changes to this workflow apply to all 7 issues types in your "DEVOPS" project. Soon, you’ll be able to customize the workflow for each issue type."  Am I reading this correctly?  Basically you get one workflow per project or something?


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Jack Brickey Community Leader Mar 31, 2021

It appears you are using Team Managed Project aka Next-gen. At this time you have only a single workflow for all issue types. Atlassian is working on adding the ability per issue type. Company Managed Projects aka Classic have this ability now. 

Thank you, Jack.

@Jack Brickey If you work at Atlassian I must inform you that this is a horrific release idea.  Genuinely: what is even the point of having "next-gen" if every *project* is locked into one workflow?  I mean the more I stare at this the more it seriously makes me wonder where Atlassian is at.  Is there any recourse on my end for this?  I sure would like to make my confusion about this known to someone with some awareness on product development.

If you don't work at Atlassian I apologize for the complaint.

Jack Brickey Community Leader Apr 02, 2021

Hi Jonas, no I do not work for Atlassian. It is worth noting that only those community members with the Atlassian Team lozenge actually work for Atlassian.

Now regarding NG projects I encourage you to read the plethora of posts In the Community to better understand the intent of these projects. There is way more involved here than I could possibly cover in a single conversation. 

do you know if there is an Atlassian jira issue/task where i can follow the progress of the "per issue workflow" feature ?

Daniel Ebers Community Leader Apr 11, 2021

Yes sure, you can follow this Suggestion on

I believe I was able to get this to work in the following manner:

1. On the Issue Types window, click on any issue type (on the left of the screen)


3. Make any changes to the existing workflow (it doesn't matter what), then hit UPDATE WORKFLOW

4. At that point a dialog will pop up and ask you for which issue types do you want to save the workflow. Select the one you'd like to change and hit save.

5. Once saved, you can click on that issue type, make any changes you'd like to and then save your changes. The prompt will confirm you are saving that new workflow ONLY for that issue. You can repeat this process and create different workflows for every issue type.

BTW, I am on a team managed, Next-Gen project.

Hope this helps

Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 24, 2021

@Javier Bastante , Yes. Support for workflows by issue type is now supported

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