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On creation, can we update due date field based on priority?


Is it possible to set the Due Date based on the priority assigned?


If priority = High, default Due Date to 3 days
If priority = Medium, default Due Date to 3 weeks

Business days also need to be considered... If a high priority ticket is created on a Friday, the Due Date should be Wednesday rather than Monday.

Note: We have script runner that we could potentially utilize / workflow post functions etc.


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Hi @Jonathan Smith sure, you can add script postfunction to "Create" transition:


and you can use similar code (it adds 3 woring days to High priority issue and 21 working days to Low priority issue):

import java.sql.Timestamp
import java.time.LocalDate
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat
import java.time.DayOfWeek
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def applicationProperties = ComponentAccessor.getApplicationProperties()
def javaDateFormat = applicationProperties.getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_DATE_PICKER_JAVA_FORMAT)
def javaDateFormatter = new SimpleDateFormat(javaDateFormat)

def currentDate =
def currentDatePlus3WoringDays = addDaysSkippingWeekends(currentDate, 3)
def currentDatePlus3WoringWeeks = addDaysSkippingWeekends(currentDate, 21)

case "High":
case "Low":

public static LocalDate addDaysSkippingWeekends(LocalDate date, int days) {
LocalDate result = date;
int addedDays = 0;
while (addedDays < days) {
result = result.plusDays(1);
if (!(result.getDayOfWeek() == DayOfWeek.SATURDAY || result.getDayOfWeek() == DayOfWeek.SUNDAY)) {
return result;

@Martin Bayer _MoroSystems_ s_r_o__ 

  When adding your code to the custom post function, I am getting some errors. Could you take a look?



@Jonathan Smith these are only static code check errors but it should be working...or eventually can you post the errors?

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