How to specify the range in a Date Range Picker? Edited


for request we need to add a "due date". (by when they want something to be done)

Depending on the request we can already say that the earliest can be today + X days.

How can this be done?


Kind regards,



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Jack Brickey Community Champion Sep 20, 2017

@Matthew Van Kuyk, let me restate what I think you are asking for to be sure I am following. In the end I think you will need something like Scriptrunner or maybe Automation for JIRA to make this work.

You want to create a custom 'due date' field and you want to automatically set the default to "today + x days" based upon Issue Type.


Task = today +5d

Bug = today +2d

Hi Jack,


Thanks you doe your reply. It is not the field itself that should be x + 5days. It should be the date picker which should make all days available from x+5days on. Additionaly a script should be ran to check if the value entered is indeed in the correct range (that I can do with script runner).

Kind regards,


Jack Brickey Community Champion Sep 25, 2017

Ok so you want to restrict the first date of a date picker?

So if i create an issue on 9/1/2017 the first date I can pick for this field should be 9/6/2017?

If so, I’m unsure how to accomplish. I’m unsure if there is an addon that could do this. It might mean changing the code, creating a specialize date picker. Hopefully someone w/ more knowledge could chime in here. @Nic Brough, any thoughts on this one?

I don't think even Behaviours (part of Scriptrunner) can get into the display at that depth.  You could default the value and do the validation on create/transition with Behaviours and Scripts, but limiting the calender would require dedicated code I think.

Jack Brickey Community Champion Sep 25, 2017

Thanks for chiming in Nic. this was what I was expecting but unsure.

Nic, Jack,

thank you for your valuable input. As a workaround I have created a validation script which will check if the selected date is in the correct range.

import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException;
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;

    //set the value of the customer request type of Request Internal Move
    def requestInternalMove= "sd/d28a8b4a-343c-453c-9e87-68a1f7b2710d"
    def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
    def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
    def cf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Customer Request Type")
    def cFieldValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(cf)
    log.error "Customer Request Type: " + cFieldValue;

        //Set de amount of dates needed
        int noOfDays = 14; //i.e two weeks
        Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();          
        calendar.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR, noOfDays);
        Date date = calendar.getTime();

        //Check if the due date is later than the 2 weeks
            if (issue.dueDate?.before(date)) {
                invalidInputException = new InvalidInputException("2 weeks are required to provide this service, please provide a date after " + date)
}catch(Exception ex){
    invalidInputException = new InvalidInputException("An error ocured please contact the helpdesk")
    log.error ex.getMessage()

Kind regards,


Matt:  where did you put that script?  I'ma  bit new to this and need something similar



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