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How to set default date field on confiforms, or use IFTTT to pick a date if it's blank?

Hello,  I have a confluence form with a non-mandatory date field that will only be populated for certain types of requests.  I need this field to feed into the created Jira Issue but unable to map blank fields from confiforms to Jira.   I don't see a way to set a default value in the date field, but I did find the below JSON that advised I can set a default date in the issue creation step:

#set ($thisDATE = "[entry.fldTargetStartDate.jiraDateTime]")

#if ("$!fldTargetStartDate" !="")


Problem is I don't understand how to integrate this into the IFTTT integration rule.   

The JSON for the field I want to transfer is:


How do I add the #set, #if, #end  scripting into my IFTTT rule, with proper syntax?


2 answers

I try something that is nearly the same:

I want the user to gibe me a date (Monday of a week) and ConfiForm should generate the dates of Tuesday, Wensday ...Friday in Fields that I want to write into a table.

It works that these dates are entered by clicking into the field but I want less interaction to be nessesscary. Does it work with IFTTT or on a another way just with the ConfiForms that are there?

I afraid you will need to have multiple IFTTTs set to run conditionally for creation of each day entry


could get you numeric value for the "day in a week" for given date (in mydate field)


Like Marcel Kleinlütke likes this

I did it with multyple IFTTT. I was wondering why but some of my solutions did not work at the first attemp. Without knowing what I did different the second time I think with the same approach and the same configuration and macros it worked.

Do u have sth for try n error people like me... how to debugg a confiform? what to take care of? a special way of sorting, naming?

Like Marcel Kleinlütke likes this

What is the (business) logic of setting the default date? In other words, how do you know what value to set?

And is this a question about setting the date to ConfiForms field or in Jira JSON mapping?

When the field on the form is not completed (blank) I'd like to insert the current date as a default to allow it to transfer to Jira.   

Ideally, if easier, I'd like to set the confiforms date field to a default date of current date, but haven't been able to make it work.  

If that isn't possible, I found the JSON mapping as an alternate way of doing it. 


You can set up an IFTTT that Updates your ConfiForms record and sets the "fldTargetStartDate" to current date only if it's empty

Meaning that you put 

with condition set to: fldTargetStartDate:[empty]

Parameters to set: entryId=[]&fldTargetStartDate=[entry._now]

Makes sense to set the "Stop events propagation"


This IFTTT needs to be placed BEFORE the one that attempts to create your Jira ticket


That did it, thanks for your help!

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