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?

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?


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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