I am attempting to simply change the title of the status "Pending Estimates" in my Workflow to "Pending" and am receiving the error message, "A status with that name already exists, please enter a different name." Within this workflow, there is not another status with this title and I have also spent time looking at all other "Active" Workflows as well and have not been able to find one. Thoughts? Thank you!
It's possible that you have a created status with that name that is not linked to any workflow or the Linked Status has not the same name as the status defined in the workflows.
You can check it by navigating to JIRA Settings > Issues > Statuses and checking if the status you need is not already listed there.
The list of available status is global, not local to your workflow. So I suspect the global list already has a status of "pending", so you can't rename another status to that.
To use "pending", edit the step of the workflow and select the pre-existing "pending" status
Hi Nic! how r u doing? I am having just the same issue.. :/ how do I select the pre-existing status?
What i did is similar, changed the status name from "TO DO" to NEEDS DEFINITION ...I want to change it back but doesn't let me... and by being in the workflow view I simply don't find how to change the status (name) to a pre-existing one... :/
Thanks in advance!
Hmm, you should be able to change the status name back exactly as @Petter Gonçalves says - admin -> issues -> status
In the workflow view, edit the workflow, and in the graphical view, click on the status, which will then throw up a box where you can change it.
If that's not working, could you explain what exactly is blocking you?
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