How To Bulk Change Status In Jira

If you are facing numerous problems on Jira, manually changing the status of each ticket can be a lengthy and tedious task. However, there is a solution! Jira offers a feature that lets you modify the status of multiple issues simultaneously. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of executing a bulk status change on Jira.


Before we proceed, it’s worth noting that to perform a bulk operation in Jira, you need to have the ‘Bulk Change’ global permission. This is usually granted by Jira administrators. Make sure you have the required permission to perform the tasks ahead.

Steps to Bulk Change Status in Jira

Step 1: Search for the Issues

First and foremost, you have to identify the issues whose status you want to change. Use Jira’s advanced search feature to find these issues.

Step 2: Select the Issues

In the search results, select the issues on which you want to perform the bulk operation. You can individually select issues or use the ‘Select All’ option if you want to select all the issues in the search results.

Step 3: Start the Bulk Change Process

After selecting the issues, click on the ‘Tools’ dropdown on the right side of the page and select ‘Bulk Change’. This will initiate the bulk change process.

Step 4: Choose the Operation

You’ll be presented with a few options. Since we want to change the status, select ‘Transition Issues’ and click on ‘Next’.

Step 5: Select the Transition

Select the status to which you want to transition the issues and click on ‘Next’. In the subsequent screens, you’ll be asked to confirm your operation and can also add a comment for the transition.

Step 6: Confirm and Complete

Review your choices in the ‘Confirmation’ step. Once you are sure everything is correct, click on the ‘Confirm’ button. This will initiate the bulk transition process.


Performing bulk operations in Jira, like changing the status of multiple issues at once, can save you time and help keep your project organized. This guide provides you with a step-by-step process to successfully do so. Always remember to review your choices before confirming the operation to avoid any mishaps. Happy Jira-ing!