Rename or delete a workflow status


I created a customized workflow and one of the status was mistakenly all CAP which should be just capitalized like the rest of the statuses. I could not rename (e.g. PENDING -> Pending) due to status existing and I found no way to delete it. Any advice to fit this issue?



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Henning Tietgens Community Champion Mar 11, 2014

There should be no problem to directly edit a status name, even if it's used. Type "gg" and "Statuses", find the corresponding status and edit it.

Thank! work well.

@Henning Tietgens - I've tried changing the Status Name this way - but with no success. The status was changed locally on the statuses page, but on the issue itself - I still see the old name.

Any help?

Henning Tietgens Community Champion May 14, 2018

Mmmh, maybe a cache issue? Did you reloading the web page (STRG+F5)?

Wow! that was quick!

of course I reloaded the page, and also cleared browsing cookies - no success.

I'd have tried clearing cache, unless I saw a post saying neither clearing the cache helped for that, nor restarting Jira.

That post mentioned that only when using the edited status on a new workflow - he could see the change.

So, I removed the status and added it again. (for that I needed to create a copy of the original workflow, assign the workflow scheme to the copy-workflow, edit the original, and assign it back to the scheme...)

This time the change was reflected.

Alas, the order of the transitions changed - it was the second status-transition and now it became the last one. So, I had to add the "opsbar-sequence" property to each transition on the workflow (as described here) and re-order the transitions as required.

Finally - I got the desired result.


Thanks for your answer anyway.

Henning Tietgens Community Champion May 14, 2018

Thanks for explaining the correct solution!

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