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Creating issue - End Date field has to be greater than Start Date field

User is creating and issue and has 2 date fields....

Start Date and End Date - Is there a way to stop the user being able to enter an earlier date than the Start Date in End Date

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HI @Robert Bromley 

Yes this would be implemented as a validator on the create transition. 

Note to access the create transition you need to view the workflow in diagram mode and select the line from the grey circle. 

Depending on whether this is an on premise or cloud instance will then impact how you can compare the dates. 


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On Premise

To do date comparisons on premise you need to use a plugin here is an example using JSU

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An alternative is to use Scriptrunner and base the script off the information at

This latter option gives you greater flexibility in terms of checking for a minimum gap between the dates for example or checking for the existence of both fields. 

Thanks Phil! Ill give it a go

Hi Robert,

it is possible to validate these date fields during the create transition. You must edit the workflow and add the "Date Compare Validator" validation to the create transition. Please see

Best regards, Lukas

Hi @Robert Bromley ,


We have opened a support ticket, to better track your request. However, we couldn't add you as a reporter. 

Please sign up using this link and share the user name/id. We'll then add you as the reporter and confirm. 


Hi @Robert Bromley ,

Please add the Date Compare (JSU) validator to the specific workflow transition.


Now, save and publish the workflow and rerun the scenario, if the End date is smaller than the Start date, you will see the error message. Please refer to the below gif file for details.

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Please let us know if you face any issues.



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