When you list the statuses available for a group, you see the following
Your group inherits statuses when any of the following things happen:
The table below explains each of these circumstances.
|When you create a group||
When you create a new group, it automatically inherits:
Suppose that a group called Marketing has 2 subgroups called Marketing Communications and Branding.
A group administrator of the Marketing group creates a new custom status called Discovery.
Later, you create a new subgroup under the Marketing group and call it Advertising.
Your subgroup inherits the Discovery status because you created the group after the other administrator created the unlocked Discovery status.
Because the subgroups Marketing Communications and Branding already existed below the Marketing group when this happened, they don't inherit the unlocked Discovery status.
|When an administrator locks a status at a higher level||
When a Workfront administrator locks a status at the system level, your group inherits it along with all other groups in the system.
Similarly, when an administrator locks a status for a group above your group, your group inherits it along with any other subgroups below the higher group.
NOTE: Later, if an administrator unlocks one of these statuses at the system level or in a group above your group, your group retains the status that it inherited earlier. Now it is a separate version of the status and you can customize it just for your group.
The Marketing group administrator locks the Discovery status mentioned above to make sure that all 3 subgroups have it.
Along with your Advertising group, the Marketing Communications and Branding groups have the Discovery status now. They inherited it when it was locked in the Marketing group above them.
The Marketing group administrator then unlocks the Discovery status so that all 3 subgroups have their own version of the Discovery status. Now you and the administrators of the other 2 groups can customize the Discovery status to meet the needs of your groups.
|When an administrator deletes a group||
When an administrator deletes a group and chooses yours to take its place in the system, your group inherits the custom statuses of the deleted group if they don't already exist in your group.
A group called Messaging needs to merge with your Advertising group, so a Workfront administrator deletes the Messaging group and chooses your group to take its place.
The Messaging group had a unique status called In Process. Your Advertising group now has that status available for use.
When you create a top-level group, it inherits the following configurations from the system level. When you create a subgroup, it inherits the following configurations from the next higher group.
Default status configurations
For information about these, see Use custom statuses as default statuses.
Status display order configurations
For information about these, see Reorder system-level and group statuses.
If someone changes these configurations after your group is created, its statuses are not affected.