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how do I modify sprint end date

Peter Mudd Aug 11, 2016

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Planning your sprint

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Bhushan Nagaraj Atlassian Team Aug 11, 2016
  1. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.
  2. Click Backlog.
  3. Hover over the sprint name or date field, click and type the new name or date, then press Enter.
    Note, the Start Date and End Date are not specified until you start the sprint.

Larry Allen Oct 15, 2017 • edited Dec 22, 2018

I am also seeking a solution for this. Having the end date of a sprint determined only by when the sprint was closed makes it impossible to preserve consistency in the reports for the reality of sprint periods if for any of many reasons the sprint is not closed on the actual date it ends.

However, the solution presented here does not work (for me at least). Clicking the sprint end date does nothing. Am I missing something?

Thank you.

LATER: My issue is different and is for Jira Cloud. Modifying the end date was no problem once I understood it better. The real problem is the sprint close date. If a sprint isn't closed on the exact right date...too bad. The Jira reports are off from what is desired. Permanently.


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Nathan Pearce Oct 15, 2017

I am having the same problem. This solution is no longer valid. I think the documentation needs updating for 7.0.

Nathan Pearce Oct 15, 2017 • edited

Actually, it works when I hover on SOME sprints, but not the current Sprint.

Japreet Kaur Saini Sep 10, 2018

But it worked for me.

You need to go to backlog, identify the sprint. Just below that the start date and end date is available. Go there and update.

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AJ Rossman Oct 29, 2018

Went back to backlog and was able to identify and edit sprint

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Wabun Subba I'm New Here May 15, 2019


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Archana Chennadi May 22, 2018

To modify an active sprint end date, 

  • Go to backlog
  • Click ... of the active sprint. see image below.

Edit Sprint.PNG

Click edit sprint, you can edit Sprint name, start date, end date and goal.

Paulo Arthur Beck Jul 01, 2018

This answer should have been the accepted one. Thank you.

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Arjon Kodde Jul 20, 2018

That did the trick, Thanks.

Rakhita Kumarawadu Sep 10, 2018

Note that the date changes may take a few minutes to reflect in your Sprint board (from my experience).

Rina Reyes I'm New Here Dec 22, 2018

Short and precise. Thanks!

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Alejandro Fonseca A I'm New Here Mar 28, 2019

i solved it when update the sprint's name

Minh Trang Đoàn Apr 01, 2019 • edited

did it. thanks

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Gihan De Silva Jul 16, 2018 • edited

To update the Sprint end date in JIRA v7.6

* Go to backlog

* Click on the field you want to update (ex: if you want to update the end date, click on end date)


Raghavendra .Vellanki I'm New Here Dec 26, 2018

Thank you For info , It is working :-)

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Mary Zuranski Oct 08, 2018

I was able to change the end date but it never updated on the sprint board.  Any ideas?

Mary Zuranski Oct 08, 2018

took about half an hour to update.

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yaarit rosenfeld Oct 22, 2018

I tried the solution you offer. 
but my main question is how can I update future sprint dates. 
The dates effects my Gantt 

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Pavithra Sukumaran I'm New Here Feb 01, 2019

Would modifying the start time of an active sprint affect anything else? Sprint work was not started on the date  eg jan 1st , but the Sprint was created and start date was set as jan 1st. Work only commenced in eg jan 7 . Can I caller the start date without it affecting anything else? 

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