Newbie questions about boards and working with workflow statuses

When I drag a task from the ToDo  to "In Progress" column, the In Progess column momentarily shows to sub columns: "In Progress" and "In Review."  


So I select one of the sub columns.  But once they are under the In Progress column, I can't see which ones are "In Progress" and which are "Under Review."  They are all lumed together.



So I attempted to create a new column called "Review."  But it says "This column will not show on the board without a status."  I have no idea what that means.  And it does not show.  Also, the screen says "This board is unable to use a Software Simplified Workflow."  Okay, so I click on the question mark to see what that means.  That is a dead link.






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The config screen you have in your last screenshot explains what is ahppening.

You have a column called "to do" which has the status "to do" in it.

The second column has two status in it.  When you try to drag a card into that column, you are asked which status you want to use, but it's not displayed because the point of a column with >1 status is that you aren't looking at the underlying status, you're interested in the group of status only.

Your third column will not show because it is useless without a status in it.  A column groups together all the issues in the status that are in the column.  You've got no status in there, so the column won't display anything.

In that screen, I think your easiest, clearest option is to take the "in review" status and drag it into the empty column.  This will make the column appear and the board work as you expect.

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You just need to put a status in your Review column. I guess you want to have the "In Review" status in it, so just drag and drop the card in the column.

The column doesn't show while it's empty because in any way, there won't be anything to show.

I didn't try 2 statuses in the same column, si I am no expert, but I think this should fix your problem.


As for Software Simplified Workflow, I don't know this. Try Using the Simplified Workflow in the Atlassian Documentation.


Hope this helped you.




i have tried your suggestion by trying to change one my card to that new status, but the new coloum still not showing. is this a bug from JIRA?

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Exactly. I am facing the same issue.

well, apparently, i like the old UI ....

but the new one, its not that hard, you can click the (...) at the tops right and get " board setting". you can manage column there, add one, and you get stack on top right and drag into the that new column... sort off... solved for me.  

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