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ScriptRunner Scripted Field Not Available for JQL Search

I've added two ScriptRunner Scripted Fields to my Jira instance... 

  1. Sprint Start Date
  2. Sprint End Date

These fields will look at the defined start/end dates for the Sprint and stuff those into the two custom fields appropriately. Everything works fine... I can pull these fields into columns on the "Search for issues" however when I try and use these two new fields as part of a JQL Search, they're not available.searchForIssuesn_noJQLOption.PNG

This is just one of my Scripts to return the Sprint Start Date... 

// Required Imports
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date.*;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.searchers.TextSearcher

// Get the current issue key
Issue issue = issue

// Get a pointer to the CustomFieldManager
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()

// Get a pointer to the sprint CF
def sprintCf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Sprint")

// Stop the values on screen showing old cached values
enableCache = {-> false}

// Define a new Java Simple Date Format
SimpleDateFormat sdfDate = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MMM/YYYY");

// Get the Start Date for the Sprint
Date sprintStartDate = issue.getCustomFieldValue(sprintCf)?.startDate?.first()?.toDate()

// Return the output Date
return sprintStartDate

I re-indexed Jira after the field was implemented. 

What am I doing wrong? Why can't I use JQL to Search on these fields? 

Thanks in advance!

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Hi @Shawna Morris,

If you want to search on the calculated value then you will need to configure an indexer. Take a look at this doc

Do you have this configured?

I guess the second time is a charm in this case. I was fiddling with the Searcher and had previously tried the "Date Time Range picker" and it didn't work. Now it is. Thank you for having me double-check! 

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@mogavenasan I don't understand how you get to that screen where a searcher can be selected - please can you explain? 

I don't see that option when creating a new Scripted Field, nor when editing one.

Hello, this is Olly from ScriptRunner Support!

Searchers for each Scripted Field can be found when looking at the Administrator ->  ScriptRunner's Field page as per the below:

Screenshot 2022-06-29 at 13.51.14.png

Furthermore, I've noticed @mogavenasan linked our old Documentation!
We've recently moved everything to a new page here! 

Specifically, the page in question for this question is here!

Kind Regards,


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