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Dynamically set Due Date depending on Day of Week.

Hello. Can someone do a quick look over on this listener I built?

Purpose: Automatically set the due date when an issue is created. Due Date set is based on which day of the week the ticket was created.

Example: if it was created on a Monday AND does not contain a specific label, set Due Date to Now + 5 days. If the ticket is created any other day of the week AND does not contain a specific label, set Due Date to Now + 6 days.

Here is my listener:

import java.sql.Timestamp;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.*;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueInputParametersImpl;
import org.apache.log4j.Category;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue;
import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

def Category log = Category.getInstance("com.onresolve.jira.groovy")

Issue issue = event.issue;
MutableIssue myIssue = issue as MutableIssue;
Set issueLabels = issue.getLabels();

boolean containsLabel = false;
Date date = new Date();
long time = date.getTime(); "time = " + time.toString()

issueLabels.each { label ->
if (label.toString().contains("exampleLabel")){
containsLabel = true; 'containsLabel = ' + containsLabel.toString()
} "Existing Due Date = " + myIssue.getDueDate().toString()

Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
String createdDate = issue.getCreated().toLocalDateTime().format(java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("yyyy/MM/dd HH:MM"))
SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/MM/dd HH:MM", java.util.Locale.ENGLISH);
Date myDate = sdf.parse(createdDate.toString());
def String sMyDate = sdf.format(myDate); 'Created Date = ' + sMyDate.toString();

if ((sMyDate.toString().contains('Monday') || sMyDate.toString().contains('Sunday')) && == "Task" && containsLabel == false && myIssue.getDueDate().toString() == 'null') {
myIssue.setDueDate(new Timestamp (cal.getTimeInMillis() + 5 * 1000 * 24 * 60 * 60)); 'dueDate = ' + myIssue.getDueDate().toString()
else if ((!sMyDate.toString().contains('Monday') || !sMyDate.toString().contains('Sunday')) && == "Task" && containsLabel == false && myIssue.getDueDate().toString() == 'null') {
myIssue.setDueDate(new Timestamp (cal.getTimeInMillis() + 6 * 1000 * 24 * 60 * 60)); 'dueDate = ' + myIssue.getDueDate().toString()


I am able to see the 'dueDate = value' portion in the logs and it is not null, meaning the dueDate variable has been set. However, the issue's Due Date never actually updates. So something must be wrong with:


myIssue.setDueDate( new Timestamp (cal.getTimeInMillis() + 5 * 1000 * 24 * 60 * 60 * 60))


1 answer

1 vote
Antoine Berry Community Leader Apr 30, 2019

Hi @Michael Schultz ,

Kindly try this snippet to set due date according to current day : 

Calendar c1 = GregorianCalendar.getInstance();
c1.setTime(new Date())
if (c1.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK) == Calendar.MONDAY && !containsLabel){
c1.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 5);
else if (c1.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK) != Calendar.MONDAY && !containsLabel){
c1.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 6);


@Antoine Berry Thanks for this solution. This works as did my solution before. However, I still can't get it to work in one project. It works in my test project. I've checked permissions, Screens, Field Config and I don't see any difference. 

Any idea why I just wouldn't be able to change a specific project's Due Date when it works in another? Schedule Issues permission is set correctly by the way.

Antoine Berry Community Leader May 02, 2019

Hi @Michael Schultz , 

Maybe check the workflow. Especially check the order of the postfunctions in the "Create Issue" transition, make sure your script is ran after the "Creates the issue originally.".


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