Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Automation rule to update FixVersion start date based on earliest issue start date

I would like to create an automation rule that:

  1. Triggers when a version is released
  2. Looks at all issues of a certain type within a FixVersion
  3. Finds the earliest start date amongst the related issues (when first moved to In Progress status category)
  4. And updates the version start date with the earliest date found for the issues


I know it's possible to build, likely in numerous ways. Just not sure of the right logic and JQL to use. TIA

1 answer

Hi @Ben Birnbaum,

As of today, Automation for Jira does not support updates to an existing Version. The only actions available are these:

Screenshot 2022-06-11 at 10.58.43.png

I am not sure why the exact version start date is that important to you? Even moving an issue to an in progress category does not mean any code has been written or anything has been delivered?

Still, you could use automation to surface the start date you're after on your issues. Every time an issue is transitioned to its first in progress status, you could set the current date in a custom field start date. Then, use a JQL filter to retrieve all issues in your release, order them by start date and manually update the start date of the version.

Or, even easier: as soon as your team starts working on a release, update its start date manually.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Site Admin

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you