Automatically transition workflow status when the current date is past an issue's date field?

I want to configure an automatic transition when the current date is past a date field (e.g. today is 12/8/17 and the issue's date field is 12/7/17, so transition to next workflow status).

Is this possible? If so, how?

It looks like Script Listeners only checks condition for 'Fast-track transition an issue' when an event occurs, but I'm hoping to transition even if the ticket is inactive.

Thank you in advance!

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Do I understand correctly that you have the Adaptivist Scriptrunner plugin? If so then use escalation service functionality. Kindly follow the link below to receive more information:

Hey Alexey,

Thanks, I was able to set up the escalation service.

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Ivan Tovbin Community Champion Dec 09, 2017


I think you can also achieve this with 'Automation for Jira' plugin if you happen to have it. 

Create a scheduled rule that will transition the issue if it meets this JQL:

'your date field' < startOfDay() and status = 'status this transition goes from'

Hey Ivan,

Thanks, unfortunately I don't have that plugin, but it looks really useful.

Hey @Ron,

Looks like you already have 2 options/answers above.

If you're curious and open to trying another, I'd recommend checking out Power Scripts.

It'll super easy and straightforward to do these auto-transitions with just 3 lines of code:

/*Call this script on a set schedule.It will transition issues that are past due.*/ string [] keys = selectIssues("project = EX AND duedate is not  EMPTY AND duedate < startOfDay()"); for(string k in keys) {     autotransition(61, k, true, true, true);}

Here's a short video guiding you through step-by-step.

Hope this helps!


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