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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)

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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!!!

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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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!

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