Feature status drives idea status when promoting to an existing feature

When I promote an idea to a new feature, the status of the idea changes to the first one in the workflow that equates to “in progress”. When I promote an idea the an existing feature, however, the status does not change. I think promoting to an existing feature should drive idea status in parity with how it drives idea status when promoting to a new feature.
For reference:
https://support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/206688256-How-feature-status-drives-idea-status
  • Tom Beck
  • Aug 30 2018
  • Unlikely to implement
Release time frame
  • Sep 18, 2018

    Admin Response

    Thank you for your idea. This is done intentionally to provide a way to bypass the automatic idea status update that happens when an idea is promoted.

    At this time we are unlikely to implement this idea.

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  • Valerio Neri commented
    13 Jun, 2019 04:43pm

    We would appreciate this change as well. When our colleagues post ideas for which we already have features, we promote the ideas to the existing features but have to manually keep them in sync when the status of the feature changes.

  • Charlene Brennan commented
    26 Nov, 2018 03:26pm

    I would appreciate it if you would reconsider this approach.  It would be great if this were a setting we could control.  In our case we don't promote an idea to a feature parking lot so we would want our users to know the status along with the release details.  

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    Austin Merritt commented
    18 Sep, 2018 07:41pm

    Apologies. I can see why there was confusion with my initial response. This will bypass the automatic status update on promotion. A good example of when this is useful is if you want to promote an idea to a feature to be explored, but you are not quite ready to broadcast a status change update to all subscribers. Promoting to an existing idea will allow you to do so, while keeping the idea status as is at the initial point of promoting it.

  • Tom Beck commented
    18 Sep, 2018 07:34pm

    Seems like a disconnect.  You say "This is done intentionally to provide a way to [BYPASS] the automatic idea status update".  Yet, there is -- based on your last response -- automatic idea status update when the feature status changes.  It does seem like the initial promotion to adhere to the rules consistently.  Thanks for reconsidering.  (Note:  This doesn't happen very often so it's not a show-stopper for me.)

  • Admin
    Austin Merritt commented
    18 Sep, 2018 07:28pm

    Hi there. The admin response applies to the initial step of promoting the idea. After that, updates to the feature will update the idea as described in this article.

  • Stephen Morse commented
    18 Sep, 2018 07:15pm

    So how does AHA propose that we update the ideas and assure that as they move through Automatically in the feature side they are getting updated? 

  • Stephen Morse commented
    7 Sep, 2018 01:42pm

    This would help save time from having to go back and manually update the ideas that relate to this existing feature.   The system should update any ideas regardless of how they are connected to the feature.  Please consider this one.