How to create a certain Issue Type that is automatically placed within Certain Status


What i want to achieve is the following within my current workflow:

When I create a BUG issue type I want it to automatically transition to a Defective Status (Which i have already setup)

Currently once i have created my BUG issue type it automatically sits in TODO status and i have to manually move it through my workflow until it is in Defective.

I want to skip this manual part out


Thank you

3 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Accepted answer
Joe Pitt Community Champion Aug 05, 2015

Why not create a workflow specific for Bugs that only has the statuses you want them to be in?

Just what I was about to type as well! I wanted to say "with a create transition that goes straight to 'Defective' instead of open/to-do" on top.

Thank you for the rapid response.

Will I be able to have multiple workflows within a Single project?

One for the User Stories etc. & a Second solely for defect management, i am assuming that i will have to create a customised BUG Screen to assign the workflow too

Screens and workflows are not directly related. You could have Bug and Story using the same screens and fields, and only vary the workflows. That's up to you in the long run. To fix this particular request, the minimal thing to do is: 1. Create a new workflow for the bugs, with the create transition landing in the desired status 2. Create a new *workflow scheme* which says "for bugs, use new workflow, for all others, use the old workflow" 3. Apply it to the project

Thank you very much for all your help.

Creating a new workflow ans assigning it to a BUG issue within the Scheme worked perfectly 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Oct 16, 2018 in Jira

Looking for anyone who made the switch to Data Center

The Jira Marketing team is putting together an ebook on migrating to Data Center. We're looking for pro tips on how you staffed your project team and organized your Proof of Concept. Share yo...

1,245 views 17 10
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you