Keep issue type in workflow scheme but do not allow it to be created

I have a project with two issue types. Old-Item and New-Item. There are also two workflows, Old-Workflow and New-Workflow.

I would like to be able to allow all the Old-Item issues to continue with the Old-Workflow, but I do not want to allow Old-Item s to be created. How can I do this?


Based on the feedback I think I know what my options are for the original question. Does the answer change at all if I ddo not have a need for the tasks to be on a separate workflow? As far as I know, the issue type need to be in the Issue Type scheme for the project, which is where the "Create New Issue" options are fed from.

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Mizan Community Champion Jan 09, 2013

Add a new project role , dont add any user in this project role .

Now add a condtion to the workflow on the create transition , Only users with this project role should be able to execute the transition .

Mizan, I guess @DJX already said this in the above comment.

Mizan Community Champion Jan 09, 2013

Right , When i was writing the answer the page was not refreshed ... when i posted the answer I saw your answer :)

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Not possible AFAIK, you need to follow a javascript hack similar to the one here -

Thanks for your feedback. I will consider it. I found a temporary workaround of modifying the Old-Workflow "Create" transition to require Admin privileges. This will prevent users from creating the issue type, but they could still waste time filling out the form and won't know they can't create it until they press the "Create" button.

David Chan Atlassian Team Jan 03, 2013

@DJX, I was thinking of the same method.

If you're worried about users wasting their time, you may also want to rename the Issue Type to someting like "Old-Item Do Not Use" or something

Thanks @David. One issue is that I can't rename the issue type because it is still in use in other projects.

Just to add to the first point of restricting the issue types by admin permission, you may also add a field "message custom field for edit", associate that with the screen scheme for the Edit for that issue type and put in some HTML in red colour stating that "Do Not Create Issues of This Type". This will help users not wasting time.

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