Automatic Issue Status Change from Awaiting Feedback to In Progress When Comment Is Posted


When a user posts a comment to an Issue they would like the status to automatically change to In Progress (similar to Workfront HelpDesk functionality).

This only works when the Issue is in Awaiting Feedback and the Primary Contact makes an update. This is hard-coded into Workfront to trigger off the Issue Status Key = AWF. By default, AWF is associated with Awaiting Feedback.


  1. To make this work, go to Setup > Project Preferences > Statuses > Issues tab > Issue subtab. Make sure you have a status that has a key of AWF.
  2. If any of the Status Keys have been changed and an AWF key no longer exists, then this Automatic Status change will not work.
  3. If you've renamed the status Awaiting Feedback to something else that still equates to AWF, it would work for that status.
  4. If the above is configured correctly, when the Primary Contact makes an update to an issue in Awaiting Feedback (AWF), it will change automatically to In Progress.