I have a JIRA instance which is just about to expire. I am trying to move it to another instance (Already in use by my client).
Whilst moving, I realized I need to import the workflow from the old instance to the new instance, but i am unable to do so.
I selected Export Workflow Option which mentioned that my workflow has been exported to the marketplace. But i am not able to search for this workflow in the new instance.
Also, there is no option for me to import the worflow in XML format.
I see you are looking for a means to import a workflow from one Cloud site into a different Jira Cloud site. The steps to do this are not quite as straightforward in Jira Cloud as they are in Jira Server.
Importing a workflow from a backup (jwb or xml) is something that can be done in Jira Server, but the Cloud platform has never had the ability to import a single workflow from a workflow backup to the best of my knowledge. There is an existing feature request for this ability over in JRACLOUD-32353. I would recommend watching and voting on that issue for updates to this.
I will try to explain the other possible work-arounds here:
More details on the exporting to marketplace in that document:
- Create an account on Atlassian Marketplace.
- Log in to the Atlassian Marketplace and choose Manage Add-ons. See Step-by-step Paid-via-Atlassian Listing for more information.
- Click Create new add-on.
- Choose My add-on is not directly installable and make sure the add-on type is "not a plugin".
- Add information about where the workflow export can be accessed in the Binary URL section.
- When you fill out the submission form, be sure to note the following:
- The Summary field contains the information that will be displayed to users searching the Marketplace.
- The Category for your workflow must be Workflow Bundles to ensure that it's visible to other Jira application users.
- The Add-on Key, which becomes your application URL and identifies your application, must be unique.
You don't have to complete the form in one session. You can save your form and come back to it later. Once you accept the Atlassian Marketplace Vendor Agreement, the system submits your add-on for review by Atlassian's Developer Relations team.
Please note that for Option #3: you need to create an account in Marketplace, then create the listing, submit that listing, accept the vendor agreement, and then you await your submission to be reviewed. Only after it has been approved will you be able to find that workflow in Marketplace.
Unfortunately, none of these methods are what I would call a quick process to complete, but all of them have at least some means to get this bit of data between Jira Cloud sites.
Sorry this is not easier to do today in Jira Cloud, but I hope this information helps.
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