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How to activate the inactive workflow ?

1. Went to activa and inactive 

2. not able to find the workflow which is inactive making active

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Hi @Laxmipathi Varma 

All the unassigned workflows are inactive until they are assigned to a project.

So in order to active the workflow just go to that workflow which will be in Inactive Workflows and assign it to a project which you needs to. It will automatically gets active


Hope it helps!


Think of active and inactive as indicators of whether a workflow is in use, not a flag you set (a flag would be of no use - what matters is if a workflow is set to be used by a project or not)

how inactive workflows to do active

See YTZ's answer and my supporting comment.

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Hello @Laxmipathi Varma

Have you checked out this link? 

It guides you through the necessary steps to make a workflow active.

For a workflow to be active you need to associate them with a workflow scheme that can eventually be associatd with a project. I would recommend following the link and hopefully that will answer your question.

Thanks a lot!!!

I'm having an issue here, I followed all the steps and when I have to assign a project to the workflow scheme, I cannot find for my life the option WORKFLOWS inside the configuration of the project.

Following the steps of the link mentioned above is not helping, anyone?

Are you in a Next-Gen project?  They don't have workflow settings.

how can I verify that?

I do have the option of creating workflows or using the default one, but they are all unassigned and inactive

Look to the bottom left of the screen when you are administrating the project.  It should say something like "this is a next-gen project"

Like Khyati kumar likes this

How to convert next gen project to normal or how to add workflow to next gen projects?

You don't. 

As I said in June, Next-gen projects do not have workflow like Classic.

You can't convert project types either.  Closest you can get is to create a new project of the other type and use "bulk edit" to move all the issues from the old one to the new one.

It doesn't work for me. When I am trying to assign the workflow to the project it is not listed for me, so I cannot do any action. It's like a dead end. The scheme is inactive, so it's not on the list. It's not on the list, because it's inactive... help!

Thank you guys I have got an answer and working fine for me, Jira should make it a bit simple the more updates they are making they are making more complicated. I love the Jira older cloud 

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