ScriptRunner - find number of days between two custom date fields

Please help. I need to look at two custom date fields and find the number of days between them.  

I've tried multiple ways and times, to get this to work and I've found things on the internet that say this is a 3 line script - others that seem like endless code ?!?!?! What am i missing? Do i need to define more "components" first?  See screen shots below. 


Any help much appreciated. image001.pngimage002.png


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Tarun Sapra Community Champion Jun 12, 2017

The code you have written won't work, here is a snippet that should get you close to the solution, as you need to first get the custom field object and then use this object to get the value from the issue's date custom field

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import  java.util.Date.*

def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager();
def dateFieldObject= customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject('customfield_11601');

def dateFieldObject2= customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject('customfield_11602');

if(issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateFieldObject) && issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateFieldObject2)) {
def dateValue=  issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateFieldObject) as Date
def dateValue2=  issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateFieldObject2) as Date
return dateValue - dateValue2

More here for groovy  - 

Tarun Sapra Community Champion Jun 12, 2017

A very similar question and answer is here -  (instead of minutes you can easily divide by 48 to change it into number of days)


Thank you!!! It worked (and on the first try!)  Excellent and much appreciated. 

Thanks too for the additional information and links.  I am just getting started with this tool and i'm sure this will be coming in handy!




Hi Tarun,

If we want exclude the weekends what changes need to be done in the script? Could you please guide on this?




Hi Tarun, 

thanks for the fast reply, can I use that java code directly becasue I am week in coding :(




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