How to update Target Start Date with Created Date?

Nizar Ibrahim April 18, 2024

Is it possible to update the target start date with the creation date for a bunch stories?

Your help is very much appreciated. Thank you.

2 answers

1 vote
Matt Parks
Rising Star
Rising Star
Rising Stars are recognized for providing high-quality answers to other users. Rising Stars receive a certificate of achievement and are on the path to becoming Community Leaders.
April 18, 2024

It's a little bit clunky, but you could create a custom field and then create an Automation rule that sets the target start date with the value of the created date whenever that custom field is updated.

Then do a bulk update on all of the appropriate issues and update the new custom field that you just created, which will trigger the Automation rule.

Then go ahead and delete the custom field and Automation rule.

Depending on what plugins you have, you could also create a workflow transition that does the same thing and execute the transition against the appropriate stories or create a Script listener that updates the value based on an event and then trigger that event against the appropriate stories, but the Automation rule is almost certainly simpler and quicker.

0 votes
Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
April 18, 2024

Hi @Nizar Ibrahim

if you're open to solutions from the Atlassian Marketplace, you may want to have a look at the app that my team and I are working on, JXL for Jira.

JXL is a full-fledged spreadsheet/table view for your issues that allows viewing, inline-editing, sorting, and filtering by all your issue fields, much like you’d do in e.g. Excel or Google Sheets. It also allows bulk editing your fields via copy/paste, like so:


(This is from target start to start date, but it would work the same for created date and target start.) Copy/paste works within JXL, but also between JXL and pretty much and other app (like e.g. Excel or Google Sheets), for any number of issues in one action - so you should be done with your work in no time. I should add that JXL can do much more than that: From support for (configurable) issue hierarchies, to issue grouping by any issue field(s), sum-ups, or conditional formatting.

Any questions just let me know,



Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer