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How do I use Advanced Fields to set Target Start and Target End

I cannot figure out which smart values I can use in the Advanced field section to set Target Start and Target end. 

1. When issue transitioned to In Progress

2. Set "Target Start" to the current day 



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Curt Holley Community Leader Oct 31, 2021

I would have thought they were {{issue.Target Start}}? But to get the exact custom field ID, go to Settings/custom for "Target" then click on the ellipses (3 dots)and select "View field information" the customfield id should be in the URL.

It is on Cloud.....realise you are on server though

This is what I am trying to do, and it says the value must be a string. How would I set the value of Target Start to the present day? 

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Curt Holley Community Leader Nov 01, 2021

I haven't ever used Target date, but I'm wondering if you need to prescribe the exact date format for the field.

Work that out then have a play with some inspiration form Use smart values to manipulate and format dates | Jira Software Cloud | Atlassian Support 

Turns out this has been raised to Atlassian and they're gathering interest. Target Start can't be set because it comes from Portfolio for Jira 

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Curt Holley Community Leader Nov 02, 2021


@Julia that makes sense...though other such fields (Team) can be used, if somewhat hamstrung.

Anyway, simple solution. Create your own date fields (or use other existing if available) and use them.

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