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When I update the sub task's due date longer than the parents due date, is it possible to make the parents' due date same with the sub-task which is the longest in sub-tasks.

When I update sub task's due date longer than the parents due date,

is it possible to automatically make the parents' due date same with the sub-task which is the longest in sub-tasks?

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Vasiliy Zverev Community Champion Jan 11, 2016

You need some script for it. Is it acceptable solution for you?

To achieve this you will need to add a script plugin such as ScriptRunner which can take your change and review the parent task due date for differences.

Thanks.But I am not professional to make a script code. I'd like to know the Jira base function. Hm... Anyway thank for your help.

There is no "base function", you need to find/write code to do it. ScriptRunner makes it easy, but it's still coding.

i'm trying to make something like this, but in my case I need a script just to change the subtask due date when I change my parent issue due date, I need the same date...How can I do?

Thanks.But I am not professional to make a script code. I'd like to know the Jira base function. Hm... Anyway thank for your help.

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Vasiliy Zverev Community Champion Jan 12, 2016

Jeon, do not give up so fast. 

I can help you to write a script (it is simple). But to run it you need a ScriptRunner. Is it possible to use ScriptRunner plugin for you (free for JIRA 6)?

Yes. Possible! Thank you so much for your help in advance.

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Vasiliy Zverev Community Champion Jan 12, 2016

So, here is a script which 

  • find parent issue for a subtask
  • find max dueDate of all subtasks
  • set this date to parent issue

It means that this script has to be postfunction on transition to change subtask due date. Since you have to add this postfunction to every transition. It is better to have the only transition to change due date. 

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue

import java.sql.Timestamp

/**
 * Set max DueDate of all subtasks to parent issue
 */

Issue issue = null;
//Get parent issue
MutableIssue parentIssue = issue.getParentObject();

//Get max due date of all subtasks
Timestamp maxSubtakDueDate = issue.getDueDate();
for(Issue subtask : parentIssue.getSubTaskObjects())
    if( (subtask.getDueDate() != null) && (subtask.getDueDate().after(maxSubtakDueDate)))
        maxSubtakDueDate = subtask.getDueDate();

//Update parent if requred
if(parentIssue.getDueDate().equals(maxSubtakDueDate)){
    parentIssue.setDueDate(maxSubtakDueDate);
    ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().updateIssue(ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getUser().getDirectoryUser(), parentIssue,EventDispatchOption.ISSUE_UPDATED, false)
}

P.S.

It is possible to use sime event listener and execute this script on any issue update event, but I do not do it before.

Thanks a million! I will try with that code. I don't forget your name. I remember it. I owe you a lot.

For "if( (subtask.getDueDate() != null) && (subtask.getDueDate().after(maxSubtakDueDate)))" I get a static type checking error. "reference to method is ambiguous." Ideas?

Vasiliy Zverev Community Champion Sep 14, 2016

Try this one

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue

import java.sql.Timestamp

/**
 * Set max DueDate of all subtasks to parent issue
 */

//Comment it into postfunction
Issue issue = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().getIssueObject("");
//Get parent issue
MutableIssue parentIssue = issue.getParentObject();

//Get max due date of all subtasks
Timestamp maxSubtakDueDate = parentIssue.getDueDate();
for(Issue subtask : parentIssue.getSubTaskObjects())
    if( (subtask.getDueDate() != null) && (subtask.getDueDate().after(maxSubtakDueDate)))
        maxSubtakDueDate = subtask.getDueDate();

//Update parent if requred
if(parentIssue.getDueDate().equals(maxSubtakDueDate)){
    parentIssue.setDueDate(maxSubtakDueDate);
    ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().updateIssue(ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getUser().getDirectoryUser(), parentIssue,EventDispatchOption.ISSUE_UPDATED, false)
}
MutableIssue parentIssue = issue.getParentObject();

Cannot assign value of com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue to variable of type com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue

( subtask.getDueDate() != null )

Reference to method is ambigious. Cannot choose between boolean java.sql.Timestamp#equals(java.lang.Object) , java.sql.Timestamp#equals(java.sql.Timestamp)


Also, how do I target just due date changes in a postfunction?

Vasiliy Zverev Community Champion Sep 15, 2016

For postfunction it is possible to use more simple code:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue

import java.sql.Timestamp

/**
 * Set max DueDate of all subtasks to parent issue
 */

//Comment it into postfunction
//Issue issue = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().getIssueObject("");
//Get parent issue
MutableIssue parentIssue = issue.getParentObject();

//Get max due date of all subtasks
for(Issue subtask : parentIssue.getSubTaskObjects())
    if( (subtask.getDueDate() != null) && (subtask.getDueDate().after(parentIssue.getDueDate())))
        parentIssue.setDueDate(subtask.getDueDate());

i'm trying to make something like this, but in my case I need a script just to change the subtask due date when I change my parent issue due date, I need the same date...How can I do?

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