Is it possible to set resolution on a per project or per screen basis?

Hi, looking at resolution field I realize that some values do not make sense in some scenarios. For example, I do not need to see "Cannot reproduce" resolution on a Greenhopper user story. Likewise, I don't want to see "fixed" on a subtask since I already have "done".

Is it possible to make the resolution field have show different values, based on which screen it is on?

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You can define different resolutions per workflow. In this case, you will have different workflows for different projects and/or issuetypes.

See workflow properties jira.field.resolution.exclude and jira.field.resolution.include :

Thanks, however this "

  • We do not recommend using all of these types of workflow properties as we cannot guarantee that some data and operations (e.g. bulk operations) will not be broken. Hence, use these types of workflow properties at your own risk!


kind of frightens :)

I am not sure why that warning is there but I can say for sure that a large number of customers use it and it is not broken in the past few years (starting 3.x to 6.x). I will leave it to you though ;)

Looks like this is not working for me.

The global default value in my case is "Unresolved" and one of the project wanted it to be "Open". So this is what I did.

In the workflow of the chosen project I added the properties as below for the "Create" transition

jira.field.resolution.include=10200. I published this workflow and created a new issue expecting the Resolution field to be populated with "Open" only but it did not. Am I missing something?

Joseph Pitt Community Champion May 25, 2017

first, Unresolved (the out of the box version) is a special value. It is NULL in the database.  If you set a resolution value to Open and then set it for default you are, in JIRA code, resolving the issue and the built in filters/reports will show everything as resolved. 

Second, the include option is designed to only list the included values when the resolution select list is presented in THAT workflow transition. It doesn't set it. 

@Sivakumar Sokkalingam - you *must* rename that "unresolved" resolution on your list immediately, and probably "open" as well, it's making your data utter nonsense.

As Joe says, you need the resolution field to be empty when an issue is not resolved.  Resolutions named "open", "unresolved", "unfinished" and so on are wrong.  If you have any of these, you need to rename them to "do not use" or something equally clear to the users that they should not be using them.

@Joe Thanks for your response.

First --> Agree. But some of our teams are fine with that

Second --> Does it mean the other resolution values should not show up. Understand the "set" part.


@Nic Unfortunately some of our teams wanted to have "Open" as a resolution value.

No.  It's not often I get so blunt about these conversations, but

Your teams are wrong.

It's not an opinon or a point of view, they're just wrong.  They have put you in a place where you have broken data which contradicts itself.

You need to work out why they want this, and that should tell you where they got their thinking incorrect, and show you how to set it up so that they can do whatever it was without breaking the data.

Your job as an admin is to fix this.  Frankly, if I got hold of this system, I'd change it instantly, without asking, to indicate that it's broken and should not be used.  Then get them to justify why you should change it back (they won't be able to, because they're wrong)


Use the status/status category for open

You can't, it's nonsense.  Please have a re-read of the above.

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