A severity can be used to indicate how severe an issue is or how it might impact the work being done.
The Severity field can be accessed in the Issue Details. It can also be included in column views on lists and in custom reports.
Workfront has five default severities:
System administrators can rename these default severities or create new ones, if needed.
Severities are available only for issues in Workfront.
As the system administrator, you can create new severities, if needed, to complete the workflow of the issue.
If a severity no longer becomes relevant to your issue workflows, it can be renamed, hidden, or deleted.
If a severity is no longer needed, Workfront recommends you hide the severity (click the Hide box next to it in the setup area). This removes the severity option from the drop-down menu on the issue, but it retains the severity on historical data so it’s still available for reporting purposes.
Workfront recommends that you do not delete a severity that has been used on past issues. When you delete a severity, it asks you to substitute another severity. This can change historical data and affect reporting.