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Update Date & Time field based on Checkbox



I am looking to update a custom Date & Time Field based on if a user clicks the "Yes" option in a Checkbox field.

I tried Project Automation but we have the free version and not all features are available.

I thought the alternative may be a scripted custom Date & Time Field that updates when the choice is made?

I have used this code previously when an issue is created but unsure how to modify the code for a checkbox field?


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder
def issue = event.issue
// the name of the custom field to update
final customFieldName = 'Created Date & Time'
// the new value of the field
final newValue = issue.created
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager
def customField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(issue).findByName(customFieldName)
assert customField : "Could not find custom field with name $customFieldName"
customField.updateValue(null, issue, new ModifiedValue(issue.getCustomFieldValue(customField), newValue), new DefaultIssueChangeHolder())
Any help is appreciated

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This script shows you how to work with all sorts of custom fields.  Note that check-boxes work the same way as multi-select lists!

I think you're probably right about using a scripted field - this would stop the users entering the wrong data into it.  With a scripted field, the two tricks you need to know when coding it are 1) Remember to set the output template to the appropriate type - you're calculating a date, so I'd use a date/time template, 2) the value of the scripted field is what the script "returns", you do not have to set a value in the field, just calculate and return it. 

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Vikrant Yadav Community Leader Aug 15, 2022

Hi @Drishti Maharaj  May i know for which event you are trying to update Date Time custom field

If you are looking to set field value for Issue Created event then i suggest you use custom Date Time field instead of scripted field and apply scripted post function, it will set value if checkbox is having value "Yes" . 

If you are looking to update Date Time field for Issue Updated event then try to apply Scripted Listener, which will set value when user select "Yes" value in  checkbox field.




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