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Sprint date is incorrect and changing it throws an error.

Michael Wolfe Community Leader Jan 17, 2020

One of my engineers was cleaning up their sprints and wasn't able to close the sprint.  I noticed that the start and end dates were 06/Oct/08 to 18/Oct/12.  When I change the Start and End dates, in this order, I get a message that says the sprint duration is too long.  If I change the dates End to start, basically left to right, I get a message that says "The start date of a sprint must be before the end date.".

Has anyone come across an issue like this in the past?  I have a feeling that I'm going to need to modify the DB table entry, but I would like to see if there are any other methods of changing this information.

Jira Server 8.3.2

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Hi @Michael Wolfe

I've not come across this issue before, but as Jira is considering each change as a separate edit, could you try:

  • Edit the Start Date to 17/Oct/12
  • Edit the End Date to the longest date you can - such as, one year later
  • Edit the Start Date again to one day before the End Date, and repeat

^ Never had a reason to try this, but in theory it might let you work up through the years and make the Start & End Dates correct as it's never too long or has an end date prior to the start.


Michael Wolfe Community Leader Jan 27, 2020

That was a nifty suggestion and that did the trick.  Thanks!

Awesome - if you could click the "Accept Answer" if this works so others know it's the right approach, that'd be great :)


This trick is worked for me today.Thanks

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