How to set a due date

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Due Date Field is Missing

Hello, I have created several Business projects and some issues, however there is no option for setting dates?

I read about the permissions thingy, but I'm the administrator and the user already as edit rights.

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Your user will need Schedule Issue permission as well. This drives who can set the Due Date field.

Also make sure the Due Date field is on the screen used for creating, editing or viewing the issues.


Thanks. What is the path to adjust these settings? I would have expected these settings to be default.

Open the project's administration page, go to Permissions and check Schedule Issue. You will see who is assigned to this permission. It may be empty or set to some default project roles your users are not member of.

Thank you.

I navigated to JIRA 7.1.2 > Administration > System > SECURITY > Global permissions > nothing there about scheduling or setting due dates?

Yes, I read your link about permissions. The permissions all look default and allow Copy and Edit.

I can't find Schedule or Schedule Issues?

I navigate to JIRA 7.1.2 > Administration > Issues > I see nothing about Schedule?

well, let me explain again:

  • Administration > Issues > Permission Schemes
  • Open one of the permisison schemes
  • Scroll down and find the permission "Schedule Issues"
  • Make sure it is configured properly for your project
  • Also make sure the Due Date field is on the screens your project uses: 
  • Administration > Issues > Screens
  • Finally make sure the field is not hidden: 
  • Administration > Issues > Field Configurations, open the field config used by your project and check if the due date is not hidden.


Okay thanks, I checked all of those clear paths.

All seems good in the settings. I guess I'm using JIRA wrong somehow.

I ended up using BigPicture which had due dates and a nice Gantt chart.

However upon reboot, only Portfolio for JIRA is in the top navigation bar. So, back to square one, figuring out how to make a similar style Gantt chart in Portfolio for Jira.

I guess something like listing x amount of issues, then dragging these issues into a sprint perhaps?

I have monthly recurring tasks to complete.

I am working through this need, also. I have made sure that the permissions are correct and that the due dates are enabled in my configurations of fields, yet I don't see the field on the front screen of my issue..

The due date field must be located in the configuration of the relevant screens for the project. It must be in the View screen and either Create or Edit screen.

I have been working through this for a while.  From my perspective, setting due dates for this purpose is overly complicated.  It should not be this hard.

I agree with Eric Barnes. Ridiculous.

I am having the same problem. I and a team mate have admin rights. We've set the permissions and we checked the due date box. It still isn't showing up. We've probably spent 1 whole person day trying to sort this out and still now luck. This is basic PM requirement. It's absolutely ridiculous that this is not naturally part of the app. 

I concur. It's ridiculous that this is so difficult.

i am also facing the same issue.

not able to figure out even after spending so much time on it

Charles Prior I'm New Here Sunday

I have been working on this for an hour, all my settings are correct as per above and I still cannot see a due date on issues. It's ridiculous that Issues don't have a due date by default and shouldn't be this hard. Can someone please provide further info / help? 

Hello @Charles Prior , Even i faced the same issues and could not due date eventually.

Later i changed my template (which was agile earlier i changed to Scrum and Project management) and i could see the due date afterwards.

please try to create new project using the different template and check

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Why is it this hard to set such a simple feature that hundreds of other project management apps can simply do?

I am trying to do the same, and Due Date is actually on the View Screen field list. However, I don't see it unless I click "Edit". 

Does anyone know a way to quickly add a task and include a Due Date?

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