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ScriptRunner - find number of days between two custom date fields

Can anyone provide scriptrunner cloud, workflow post function, run script code to calculate the number of days between two custom field dates. 

I've seen the code below but the first two lines give an error...



import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import  java.util.Date.*

def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager();
def dateFieldObject= customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject('customfield_15968');

def dateFieldObject2= customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject('customfield_15967');

if(issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateFieldObject) && issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateFieldObject2)) {

   def dateValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateFieldObject) as Date
   def dateValue2 = issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateFieldObject2) as Date
   def calculation = (dateValue - dateValue2)
   return (calculation as String)

1 answer

Hi Neil, 

The script you have over there is for ScriptRunner for Server, you can find a Cloud version of that script at Script Library - Calculate the difference between two dates

Hope that helps 


Thanks Thanos. Yes, I assumed this was the Server version.

I'm not a coding expert but he code below appears to indicate you have to hard-code the issuekey.

How would I amend the code so, within a workflow (post function), the code returns the difference in days between two custom fields ("Analysis Date" and "Ready Date") for the issuekey being transitioned in the workflow?

What parts of the code below would I have to change?

Thanks for your help.



def issueKey = 'TEST-1'
//Pick a date that you would like to calculate from
def issueFieldId = getFieldIdFromName('Reqs Agreed Date')
//You can even use built-in field ids, like resolutiondate
resolutionFieldId = 'resolutiondate'

def reqagreeddate = new Date().parse('yyyy-MM-dd', getIssueField(issueKey, issueFieldId))
def resolutionDate = new Date().parse('yyyy-MM-dd', getIssueField(issueKey, resolutionFieldId))
def dateDifference = resolutionDate - reqagreeddate

return dateDifference + ' Days'

def getIssueField(issueKey, fieldId) {
def issueFieldValue = null
def result = get('/rest/api/2/issue/' + issueKey)
.header('Content-Type', 'application/json')
if (result.status == 200) {
result.body.fields.each { key, value ->
if (key == fieldId) {
issueFieldValue = value.toString()
logger.warn issueFieldValue
return issueFieldValue
} else {
logger.warn "Failed to find issue: Status: ${result.status} ${result.body}"
return null

def getFieldIdFromName(fieldName) {
def customFieldObject = get('/rest/api/2/field').asObject(List).body.find { == fieldName

I would like the result (dateDifference) to be stored in custom field "Cycle Time")

I would like the result (dateDifference) to be stored in custom field "Cycle Time" so it can be queried with JQL.

The code copied from the adaptavist link provided doesn't compile. It throws up lots of errors when pasted into the "Script Context"

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