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How to change jira project's workflow via REST API Edited

Hi! I've a problem with changejira project's workflow via REST API.

I have a jira version 6.3.8

I tried to use this manual - https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/6.3.8/

Maybe there is some hidden not documented API?

How can i do this?

Thanks.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 16, 2017

Hi,

I've never heard of a REST API to change a project's workflow scheme.

Why do you want to do that? 

Hi!

We often creating JIRA projects (for customers) and always change default WF to our custom WF scheme. So.. I just want to automate it.

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 16, 2017

Why don't you create a template-project and then create the new project with shared configuration? 

Changing a workflow requires JIRA to do a whole swathe of integrity checks that can often lead to a load of questions needing to go back to the user.

A REST interface for that would be hideously complex and barely ever used, so Atlassian have not written one.

The answer for your usage really is what Thomas said - use a shared configuration.

On this topic, I have no idea how to use the REST API to actually copy the settings from another project to a new project.  How do you do that?  I can find no documentation on how to accomplish this.  Sure, it mentions the `projectTemplateKey`, but I couldn't get it to work with that and it looks like it's more specifically an internal, non-changeable project template key.

If you please, could you give an example of how to do this via the API?

Rephrased to ask more directly:  How do you create a project with a shared configuration via the REST API.

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Tarun Sapra Community Leader Jun 16, 2017

Using REST APIs the best you can do it to change the status of an issue i.e. do a workflow transition for a issue, but you can't change jira project's workflow to another workflow this isn't possible using REST API.

Programmatically this can be done - https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Answers-Developer-Questions/how-to-programatically-change-a-project-s-workflow-in-Jira/qaq-p/474694 

Link fails.  Do you have an example you can show me or even another link that isn't dead that I could look at?  I have had little success in finding non-prohibitively complex solutions to this problem.

To look a little closer at that question/searching around, this looks like it is an answer for if you have access to the Java API.  In my case, this will not work because I don't.  I'll need to do something if possible via the REST API.

I guess I could try to make a plugin that can do that, but I'm hoping to not have to go that deep just for this situation.

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