How do I schedule a JIRA issue for future work?

Let's say I want add a task in JIRA that will not require attention until some later date, e.g., the task begins a year from now, e.g., Sep 1 2013 and should conclude Oct 1 2013. So I do not want it to appear in my dashboard lists until Sep 1.

In other issue management systems (e.g., Wrike) each issue has a "start date." So it's simple to do what I want - just put in a start date of 9/1/2013. Up until 8/31/2013, I do not see the issue as active. On 9/1, the issue automatically starts appearing in my views.

But I cannot determine the similar functionality in JIRA.

I am not designing software or doing sprints, so I don't think Greenhopper is the solution, although I could be wrong.

And I guess I could make a custom filter so that items do not appear on my dashboard until their due dates are within e.g., 30 days, but that's a crude solution.


2 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Accepted answer


we solved that the following way:

  • a new Status "Postponed"
  • a custom date field "postponed until"
  • a custom user field "assign to"

The new Status is reachable from the "New" status, the transition requires both of the new field and sets the assignee to unassigned.

Every morning a jelly script searches for issues whichs posponed until date has been reached and uses a transition which puts the issue in the "New" status und assigns is to the "assign to" user.

Greenhopper sprints have start and end dates. With Greenhopper 6 or greater you can now have multiple sprints, so you can assign future issues to a different sprint.

You can also do something with workflows as well, by having a state for holding issues not being worked on.

WIthout understanding your needs it is hard to give a more concise answer.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Jan 08, 2019 in Jira

How to Jira for designers

I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...

1,018 views 4 9
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

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

Find a group

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

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you