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JQL - get current month automatically


I'm building automation that will create each month a new issue. 

I would like for the issue's summary to contain the name of the current month we are in. 

How can I do it using JQL? 


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JQL finds issues, not dates, so, no, you can't do this with JQL.  You'll need to write something that can get the month name as part of your "create" script/program

Thanks - where should I write something like this?

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Hi @Dana_Harel 

I am guessing your rule uses the scheduled trigger to create the new, monthly issue.

If so, please take a look at the date time functions for smart values, and the documentation on the format() function:

With that, you may format the value of {{now}} to be the name of the current month.

Kind regards,

Hi @Bill Sheboy thanks!

I am using the scheduled trigger to create new monthly issue.

My wish is that for each issue - the summary will contain the current month's name -
For example "Monthly task - December"

I tried using the documentation attached but it seems like all I can get is the full date.

I tried using:

  • {{issue.created.format("dd/MM/yyyy")}}
  • {{now.startOfMonth}}

Will you be able to advise?


That link I provided shows the format() function, and a link out to the examples for the format strings.  Here is one to return the full month name for the current date:


Thanks is worked!!

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Can I use "getMonth()" or one of - endOfWeek, endOfMonth, and endOfYear; and startOfDay, startOfWeek, startOfMonth, and startOfYear?

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