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Can i add the date a ticket was created to the issue key ?

Hi All,

My manager recently asked me to create a new JIRA project for one our teams and advised that the issue key needs to have the created_date in it. e.g E_2019/09/27_123

Is there a way to do this ? 

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Joe_Pitt Community Leader Sep 27, 2019

No. Issue keys are created sequentially. I doubt it, but there may be a plugin that allows modifying the issue key. There have been lots of discussion about modifying the key structure but I haven't seen any solutions. 

Not even a plugin can do this.  The issue key is held in a numeric field for a start, so there's nowhere you could put a date string, and even if you could, all of the code that works with the issue key would have to be rewritten.

I would question the "requirement" for this, I think your manager has come up with a really bad solution for a problem we can probably suggest a more sensible (and possible) way to address it.

Hi, @Marvin de reuck What is your manager’s use case? Perhaps there is another way to skin this cat.  -dave 

Jack Community Leader Sep 27, 2019

agree. the implementation request seems flawed on the surface. maybe if he stated the requirement vs. the solution you could present a suitable solution.

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