Renaming a status not affects existing workflows


I have renamed certain Status. But it doesnt affects existing workflows.

In new created workflows the new name is displayed correct.

A jira restart and empty the constant cache wasn t successful either.

Hope you have some suggestions...



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A quick workaround:

I exported the workflow (xml) and replaced all status names with the new ones.

Works for me...

Thanks for your support!

Have you tried a reindex?

what jira version is that?

can you try running integrityChecker?

Its (v5.1.2#773-sha1:b805b97)

No Problems during the integrity Check aswell :(

i tried the comes the weird part...

the workflow shows the new name in "linked status"

but the database entry shows the old.

I have the same problem.

Did you find a solution?

It is really wierd when I use issue search. Then I can type in "status=<new status>". But in the result I get in the table it shows the old status name.


Obviously you can't really change status names (it stays the old name in the database) or delete status in an active workflow.

My solution:

  1. Make a copy of your active workflow. So you have an inactive dublicate.
  2. Add a status with the new name.
  3. Connect your transitions to this new status.
  4. Delete the old status.
  5. Replace your active workflow in your workflow schema with the new workflow.

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