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Automation status change based on due date



I need the issue status to be changed based on he due date filed.

for example: I need a certain ticket (not a jql list of issues) to be reopened on 17.32 of 31st of December (or in any other date that I manually set). 

I went through community and tried to google it and I managed to find this thread:

It was suggested to use this addon:

The only issue is that it's for server jira while we're using cloud jira... 

The only function I need is to schedule the issue to be reopened - could you please suggest a free cloud addon allowing to reopen the issue at a manually set time?

Additionally I need to set the date and the time, for example 17.32, 18.48, 23.59, etc.

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Hello @Ilya Konovalov ,


For cloud it was by default enabled. 

Can you please go to the below path on your project ->

1. Go to Project 

2. Project settings


from the above, you can create automation rules within the project.



Kagithala Babu Anvesh

Thank you!

Could you please suggest how should I do this? 

I don't see the trigger that will follow the date in "due date" filed. I was only found the trigger to to be fired when I edit this field,  while I need it to be fired on a the date set in this field.

Hi Ilya

I simulated one automation in my environment and provided it below:

In this automation when the Due Date field was changed:


And the due date is after the start date:


Here you can choose the fields:
- Fields
- Timeframe
- Date time


And when the result of the condition meets the rule, it will be transferred to TO DO:


This is how it works: The issue is closed (implemented), and the due date is later than the start date, so when I changed the value this issue went back to TO DO.


It's just an example, but you can customize it as you like. 🤝


But it should be noted that with this automation applied to a global rule, they will consume their execution limits, this applies to
Multiproject and global consumption.
Project-specific does not consume, it is unlimited.
Below, I provide the explanation and related documentation.

Automation for Jira Cloud
In Jira Cloud, automation functionality is included out-of-the-box. However, there are limits to how many times rules can be executed per month, depending on which plan you’re on:
Free plan: There is a limit of 100 executions for all global and multi-project rules.
Standard plan: There is a limit of 500 executions for all global and multi-project rules.
Premium plan: There is a limit of 1,000 executions per user per month, pooled across all users and products. For example, if you have 200 users in your Jira Cloud Premium license, then you’ll have a limit of 200,000 global/multi-project rule executions per month.
Automation for Jira Cloud


Below I provide some knowledge databases related:


Have an awesome day! 

I'd implement it like this:

  1. Add a date picker type custom field called "Re-open date"
  2. Then implement an automation rule:
    1. Use the JQL trigger and execute it in every hour
    2. Use the JQL that will search for those issues that has a re-open date passed:
      "Re-open date" < now() and status != "To Do"


    3. Add a action that transitions the resulted issues to "To Do"

I haven't tried it, but even if it is imperfect, at least it should give you the idea.

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Thank you Aron! 
That's  what I needed! :) 

Unfortunately, the reply from João wasn't what I needed as it would trigger the issue when the due day filed is changed while I need it it to be checked when the condition due date < actual date is True.


But I appreciate the help from all of you! Thank you very much and have a happy new year

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