What are the Types of Workflow in Atlassian Jira?

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In the previous post, we saw “What is a workflow in the Atlassian Jira Cloud?“. Now we will see the types of workflow in the Jira cloud instance.




Types of Workflow

There are 2 types of workflow in Jira.


Active Workflow

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  • An Active workflow is a workflow that is currently associated with one or more projects (Issue types)
  • You can edit workflow in 2 modes one is Diagram mode, which usually we always use for editing.
  • 2nd one is Text mode edit which can also be used for editing.
  • IF you want to edit an Active workflow Jira first creates a Draft of it.
  • Once you finished editing your workflow you need to publish it.
  • IF you will not publish it will be saved as a Draft.
  • While publishing it will ask if you want to save your original workflow as a backup.
  • The below screenshot shows the Active workflow in Diagram view and it’s associated with 1 project.
 Jira Active workflow of Diagram view - EduTaxTuber
Jira Active workflow of Diagram view

Below Screen shot show Jira workflow in text view

Jira Workflow in Text view  - EduTaxTuber
Jira Workflow in Text view

Inactive Workflow

Inactive workflow is a workflow that is not associated with any project or issue type.
  • You can edit inactive workflow as there is no association or transition with any other projects or issue types.
  • The below screen shows the inactive workflow in our instance in Diagrmatic view
Jira inactive workflow in diagram view - EduTaxTuber
Jira inactive workflow in diagram view

  • Below screen shows inactive workflow in Text mode view.

Jira inactive workflow in text view - EduTaxTuber
Jira inactive workflow in text view

Note: We can edit workflow as per our convenience, there is no rule specified like you have to follow diagram edit or Text. It totally depends upon you.



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