Change the status of a project

You can manually change the status of a project.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*


Adobe Workfront license*


Access level configurations*

Edit access to Projects

NOTE If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions on the project

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Considerations about updating to specific statuses

  • When updating a project to Complete: Ensure that all tasks and issues are completed on the project. You cannot select the Complete status for a project, or any other status that equates Complete when there are tasks or issues that have not been completed on the project. This includes approving any task or issue that is in a Complete-Pending Approval status.
  • When updating a project from Complete to Current: If all the tasks and issues on the project are completed, ensure that the project’s Completion Mode is set to Manual. If the project’s Completion Mode is Automatic, the status of the project remains Complete.

Change project status

  1. Go to the project whose status you want to update.

  2. In the project header, click the name of the status in the Status field, then select a new status.


    Click the More menu next to the name of the project and click Edit and select a new status in the Status field, then click Save.

    The project status updates to the status you selected.

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