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How do I automatically set the Due Date of an issue via a workflow post funtion

I would like the due date of an issue to be automatically set to now() via a post function - ie, any issue created today are due today.

I believe that the way to do this is via the script runner Plugin and to run a Custom Script Post Function from the Create state but the scripts that I have found online do not work.

Can anyone help me with what script I would use to achieve this.


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Sam Hall Rising Star Jan 17, 2017

Hi Frank,

There are some alternatives:  

If you are sticking with ScriptRunner for JIRA, did you try the following?:

issue.setDueDate(new Timestamp((new Date()).time))

Adapted from: and also:

Hope this helps.


Awesome - thanks Sam!

I used the first option, tested and works perfectly,

thank you

Is there really no native way to do this? That's mental.

We have a cloud install, so most options here are not available, or require an add-on purchase which just feels a bit like taking a nuclear bomb to kill a mole in your back yard.

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Atlassian!!! How can you have native ability to post function estimates and time spent, but NOT due date?!?! 

Interesting, should be fairly easy to implement. It's a crucial option for some issue types, like Decisions.

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is there a way for me to add automatic due dates to each tickets/story without doing some coding here? I am not a techie person and not familiar with coding. I am so basic, help me out here. Isnt supposed to be able to set automatic due dates

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