Add Date picker option to Cascading field parent value

Apryl Harris April 5, 2024

Hi Community,

Anyone have a solution for the below requirement?

Requirement:

Using a single select cascading field in Jira Cloud, I'd like to be able to select the field where the parent side will automatically populate with today's date (maybe time, too) and the child side will have single select options.

For example, the cascading select field is chosen:

  • parent side of the field displays "4/5/2024"
  • child side of the field has a single select list of options to choose from (below is a sample list) - 
    • Evaluating problem
    • Can't fix; part replaced
    • Repaired
    • On hold; part ordered

It is OK is the date is populated using Jira Automation.

Note: we are not allowed to purchase any add-on

Thanks for your help, Community!

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Jack Brickey
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April 5, 2024

Hi @Apryl Harris ,

I'm not sure I understand the use case.

you have a single select field. Is this cascading as mentioned in title of post? If so why? What is the purpose of capturing the date? If it is simply to record when the single select field as selected/updated I would either do this with a comment or if needed a separate date field. Now is this single select field on both the parent and child and do they have the same context (values)? As you can see lots of questions and no answer yet. 😞

Can you please define the use case mor completely?

Apryl Harris April 5, 2024

To further clarify, we want to track when was the last time a custom select list (cascading) field's child side was edited/changed. In the image attached, 1 (parent side) would be the date; 2 (child side) would consist of the options.

Select list Cascading field.png

The cascading field would be available on all issuetypes in the selected project.

We could do it with separate fields (date and short text), but I just wondered if it could be done with the cascading select field.



Jack Brickey
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April 7, 2024

To restate...

whenever a subtask's custom cascade field is updated you want to update a custom date field with the date of the subtask change. Correct?

assuming so the following should work.

Trigger - field updated, custom field

Condition - Issuetype = subtask

branch - related issue (parent)

action - edit issue (which will edit the parent of subtask), set value of date field to {{now}}

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