Later this year, we plan to remove the logic that supports legacy workflows completely. As a result, any legacy workflow that is still attached to a project in YouTrack will stop working.
In YouTrack 2020.5, the logic that supported legacy workflows has been removed completely. As a result, any legacy workflow that is still attached to a project in YouTrack will stop working.
Convert Workflows Manually
Convert Workflows Automatically
For those without the time or patience to rewrite their workflows from scratch, we offer a web-based tool for converting old workflows.
In the Core Features section of the Administration menu, select Workflows.
Select one or more workflows from the list. To export multiple workflows, your browser must allow pop-ups for YouTrack.
Click the Export button in the toolbar.
The selected workflows are exported from the server and downloaded to your local directory as ZIP archive.
Open the JetBrains YouTrack Workflow Converter.
Click the Browse button and select a ZIP archive that you exported from YouTrack.
Click the Convert button.
This process may take some time. Don't close the browser tab or navigate away from the page. When finished, the conversion job status is shown as COMPLETED.
Click the Download JS workflow link.
The converted workflow workflow downloads to your local directory as ZIP archive.
Return to the Workflows page in YouTrack.
Click the Import workflow button in the header, then select the ZIP archive that contains the converted workflow.
The converted workflow is imported into YouTrack.
We also strongly recommend that you attach converted workflows to a test project and verify that they work as expected before using them in a live project.
Whether you rewrite your workflows manually or use the automated converter, we're here to help make sure your new workflows behave exactly as expected. If you're struggling with a workflow that isn't doing what you want it to, reach out.
Join our YouTrack Workflow Community in Slack. Here, you can interact directly with our developers and learn from other users who support their own use cases with workflows.
Submit a support request. Our support engineers are workflow-savvy and can help you sort out any problem you encounter.