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How to calculate dates in jira automation based on field in the parent issue

In automation rules I am trying to calculate the due date for tasks based on the "Go live date" set on the parent task. 

To do this I have created a variable called GoLiveDate after the creation of the task with the "Go live date" custom field. 

The variable has the smart value set to {{issue.Go Live Date}}

Then I have created a branch to create a number of sub tasks.

When I create the subtask I am using a smart value to calculate the due date. 

For example if a task must be complete 3 days before go live then I would use the smart value {{GoLiveDate.minusDays(3)}}

However the due date is not being populated when I test this. 

I know the variable is working as I am printing it into the summary of the subtask and it is correct so I dont know why it wont calculate the minus days and populate the due date. 


Any help appreciated 

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Hi @Seán Curran 

It seems like it because of the type of the field.

Try this.


Let me know if this works.


Hi @Seán Curran 

In addition to what @Ravi Sagar _Adaptavist_ suggests, please consider posting an image of your entire rule and a copy of the audit log from a rule run.  That may provide some context to indicate what is happening.

Best regards,


Taranjeet Singh Community Leader Feb 09, 2021

@Seán Curran I agree with @Bill Sheboy

Please provide the screenshot of your automation rule configuration and the audit logs for the rule, so that you can get specific help.

Like Ravi Sagar _Adaptavist_ likes this


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