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How do I set up a Transition from one status to ONLY a specific status

Essentially what I am looking to do is:


Any status can move to any status EXCEPT Selected for Development can ONLY move to Dev In Progress.


Currently my workflow is free flowing... all status can transition to any status. I need to restrict it so that once assigned to a developer, they have to move it to Dev in Progress before they can do ANYTHING else with it.

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Jack Community Leader Mar 11, 2021

please send an image of your workflow if you want specifics. Basically, edit the workflow and where you have "All" going into a status that you want specific "from-status-transitions", remove the All and connect your from-to transitions. You might find this of use - /what-are-jira-workflows 

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Hi David, 

alternatively to Jack's Solution you could also take a look at the diagram view of the workflow (if its already active you might want to copy the workflow and work in the copied version as you cant edit an active WF), now you can just click on "add status" which will give you a menu with the options to either create a new transition or reuse an existing transition. 

In the "New Transition" section you can now select from which status the transition should go to what status, give it a name and description and select a screen. 

I hope this is helpful as well, 


Have a nice day

Appreciate the feedback. 

Issue I am finding is that ALL statuses can transition to any status.

Which is fine. I am not trying to prevent any status from moving to any other (Backlog to Blocked, sure why not).

What is vexing me is saying, ok, ANY status can transition to Dev In Progress, BUT Selected for Development can ONLY move to Dev In Progress. 


At this point I think I am going to have to re-do the whole workflow and manually track every transition. Approx 25 Statuses.

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