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Scriptrunner, trying to get first time in Status Edited

I'm trying to create a scripted field to show the first time an issue enters a specified Status, in this case "In Progress". Scriptrunner has example code to accomplish this exactly:


package com.onresolve.jira.groovy.test.scriptfields.scripts

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def changeHistoryManager = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager()
def created = changeHistoryManager.getChangeItemsForField(issue, "status").find {
it.toString == "In Progress"

def createdTime = created?.getTime()


I've set the template to Date Time, and in the Script field dialogue if I preview an issue key it seems to be returning properly (16/Jan/20 12:03 AM for example), but if I then go look at that same issue directly it just says 'Invalid date'. (1).png

What am I missing?

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This works for me using just the created date (don't convert to time).

Have you set the searcher to "Date Time Range" in the field edit screen?

Also, I generally have a philosophical problem with repeatedly calculating a field to obtain a value that will be set once and never changed. That seems like a lot of compute cycles over time.

Instead, I would prefer to use a script listener or workflow post action and SET the value of the field when the status changes to in progress.

Leonard Chew Community Leader Jan 24, 2020

Thumbs up to the suggestion on using a postfunction (or Script Listener) in combination with a static Custom Field to store the value.

Every scripted field consumes performance, and if you can avoid that (one-time-event vs. calculating every time), it is wise to do so.

That worked, though it created a completely different issue XD.

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