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Hey everyone, 


I get confused on the following fields of the date when creating an issue:

Due date

Start Date

End Date

Planned Start date

Planned End date

Change start date

change completion date


Can I know the definition of each? what is the difference between them?  and when they can be used? 


Thanks in advance 

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Charlie Misonne Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

Hi @Faten_Kutbi

Those date fields are probably specific to the Jira instance you are working in. The best thing would be to ask your Jira admin or colleagues what those fields are for and how/ if you should use them.

The only default date field in Jira is the due date and can be used to indicate when a task is expected to be completed.

The other fields are typically from plugins like BigPicture or Atlassian's own roadmap plugin.

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