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Is it possible to restrict the Due Date field entry to only take today's and future dates but not past?

I need to setup the Due Date field to accept only Today's and future dates, but not past dates. Can this be done within JIRA Service Desk?

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Rodrigo Rosa Atlassian Team Sep 16, 2015

Hello Jaime,

You can do this using a validator, so before to create an issue, first it will validate using the options that you set (e.g Users can’t set the _Due Date_ field if it’s before the date from now).
To achieve this, first you will have to install the JIRA Tool Kit Plugin:] which will have extra validators options

Hello Rodrigo .... I have installed the JIRA Tool Kit Plugin. Where in the system can I setup the validator for my Due Date field?

Deleted user Jun 02, 2016

Edit "Create" transition and add new condition "Date Expression Compare".

Is this gonna work when the user edits the issue? I mean, will it do the validation in the Edit screen?


Like Mark Hostetler likes this

We too have this problem.. our Estimated Completion Date field is editable on the view and people sometimes pick a date in the past. A validator won't help since there is no transition

It seems like we need something like 'edit validators'..


Has anyone come up with an elegant solution?

Well it seems like the 2 options are

  1. delete the field from the edit screen so it cannot be edited and instead provide a workflow button to edit it which can validate it
  2. leave it as-is and let the users know to be careful when changing the ECD.

The solution we will probably use is #2.. None of our users when polled wanted another w/f step just to change a field. The users are also clever enough to have their own filters for upcoming or past completion dates


I tried to use validator and it works great when moving ticket to in progress, however it is not validating on create issue (initial step). Any ideas?



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