im new to JIRA Adminand im not clear about the differences in step name(id) and the number it has beside it. In a workflow , what does these transitions and number beside them represent.
i think its the unique id that is being generated but im not able to understand why & how this id is unique if im using same transition across different workflow?
A workflow is made of two basic things - steps and transitions.
Within a workflow,
These ids are unique only by type and location. You will never have a workflow with two steps with the same id. Similarly for transitions.
But you can have separate workflows with clashing step and transition ids. Especially if you copy a workflow - you'll end up with an identical set of ids in the new workflow. Which can then diverge as they're separate workflows now.
so, to answer your last question - the id is not unique because ids are only unique within their current workflow. You aren't even using the "same" transition in both workflows. The transition in workflow 1 might well have the same name, start, end, functions and ID as the same transition in workflow 2, but they are independent of each other.
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