If a user inputs a custom field date picker, how can I script it into a date time?

For example - on the 'create' form a user selects a date picker to populate customfield 'Meeting Date' - say 8/10/2017. How can I write a script to automatically populate a customfield 'Meeting Start' with a fixed time, to make it '8/10/2017 08:30:00'? So it would be set at 8:30am for whatever date the user picks


Thanks for any feedback!

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Joshua Yamdogo Community Champion Aug 15, 2017

You could do with this in a script field. I wrote the following script that will:

  • Get the value from a Date Picker field ("Meeting Date")
  • Format that value to be "month/day/year 8:30:00"
  • Displays value in the scripted field ("Meeting Start")
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat
enableCache = {-> false}
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy 08:30:00")
def meetingDate = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Meeting Date")
return sdf.format(issue.getCustomFieldValue(meetingDate))


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