I have a project that already has a workflow, however, the workflow doesn't cover all statuses of an issue. I want to change to the default workflow, but the existing workflow has fewer statuses than the default workflow. When I get to the page where I associate the project to the new workflow, it just gives the existing statuses which makes it difficult for me to change.
Hi @Maureen Jwenge ,
you are getting few options because your new workflow contains few of the existing status from your old workflow so automatic mapping will happen. since JIRA cannot find which option to choose for "To-do" and "Done", it is asking for mapping.
Since you are not confident with outcome and the project is live, I suggest to do below.
1) create a new dummy project (or create a new issue type on the same live project) and use the same existing workflow.
2) create a few dummy issues with all the possible status.
3) map the new workflow to that issue type on new project (if using the current project then map it to the newly created issue type)
4) Now you will see the same mapping . Choose open for to-do and closed for done and publish. check the result and if you are satisfied then map the new workflow to the current project or the issue types on which you expect the new workflow.
Hope this helps.
Hi @Andrew my current workflow looks like this:-
And I want to change to this:-
When I associate this is what it looks like:-
So my concern is that the options I am getting are fewer than the statuses I require...in this case I'm getting 2 options yet I need to change the statuses to include 3 more and I'm concerned that making the changes as they are will distort the issue statuses
Ah, You would like save current status in old issues, but want just change workflow for new issues?
Unfortunately it is not possible in box (maybe some plugins). How workaround I can offer use label for that. Use 'bulk change' to set label in issues.
E.g. filter all 'bug' and add label 'bug'.
P.S. maybe You would like change workflow only for 'task' issue type? it is possible use workflow scheme.
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