How to initialize a custom field based on another custom field's value ? Edited

I have 3 Datetime Picker custom fields:

- Date1

- Date2

- Date3

I would like to initialize Date2 based on Date1 + 1 day and Date3 based on Date1 + 15 days.

I also need to block modification of Date2 and Date3 except by people defined in a group.

How can I do that with JIRA v6.1.5#6160-sha1:a61a0fc ?

I tried with ScriptRunner and the following code :

import com.atlassian.jira.issue
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

import java.sql.Timestamp
import java.text

def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def dateMEP = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Date MEP") // Date time fields require a Timestamp
def dateDG = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Date début garantie") // Date time fields require a Timestamp
def dateFG = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Date fin garantie") // Date time fields require a Timestamp
def df = new DateFormat()

issue.setCustomFieldValue(dateDG, new Timestamp((new Date(df.parse(dateMEP)) + 1).time))
issue.setCustomFieldValue(dateFG, new Timestamp((new Date(df.parse(dateMEP)) + 15).time))


Am I on the right way or does it exist another method ?

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I finaly found the solution... here it is :

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()

def dateMEP = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_12102")
def dateDebGar = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_12103")
def dateFinGar = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_12104")

def dateMEPValue = dateMEP.getValue(issue)

issue.setCustomFieldValue(dateDebGar, dateMEPValue + 1)
issue.setCustomFieldValue(dateFinGar, dateMEPValue + 15)


I have a similar issue and i found your solution very helpful. I have a question though. Where did you put the code? In a field or in a validation or somewhere else?


I put the script in a file with .groovy extension.

As I didn't use the last version of Scriptrunner, I created a folder named "scripts" in the JIRA_HOME folder.

Then, in a post function on the "Create" transition on my worflow, I added :

Add Post Function.PNG

and put the full path to the script:

Post Function.PNG

Don't forget to change execution order so that the script runs before the creation of the issue.

Hope this help !

How do i change execution order? Excuse my ignorance i am new to this.

Just move your mouse to the right of the line, up and down arrows will show up:


PS : don't forget to vote for my answer...

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