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Using scriptrunner's expression for fields with dashes in their name

I'm using scriptrunner's issuefunction expression to compare two custom date fields in a jql. Example: issueFunction in expression("", "dateField1 < dateField2"). I'm having trouble when one of the custom fields have a dash in it, scriptrunner doesn't recognize the name of the field. When a field is called "date field 1", writing datefield1 on scriptrunner works. When a field is called "date - field 1", writing date-field1 on scriptrunner does not work.


Is there a particular way to escape dashes for custom field names in that situation?

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Try to write it like this

issueFunction in expression("", "\"date - field 1\" < dateField2")

That seems to result in an "java.lang.ClassCastException: null" error. I also tried it with system fields to make sure it wasn't an issue with the custom fields, the query

issueFunction in expression("", "\"updated\" < created")

results in that error, while if I remove the escaped quotes

issueFunction in expression("", "updated < created")

it works fine, returning zero results without any error.

Yep, I guess it treats is as a string not as a field name

Like Efrain Luna likes this

Hi, I'd like to second the question. I have exactly the same issue. I want to compare two custom fields with dates


issueFunction in dateCompare("", "Date of deployment INT > Date of deployment UAT")

works fine, similar field but different environment crashes:

issueFunction in dateCompare("", "Date of deployment INT > Date of deployment PRE-PROD")

with an error:

Field name: Date of deployment PRE not found or not a date or datetime.


Is there any way to overcome that?

Could it be because you have "-" in your field name? Maybe quote escape so it doesn't attempt to parse the hyphen as a "minus" operator?


issueFunction in dateCompare("", "Date of deployment INT > \"Date of deployment PRE-PROD\"")

Then the parser should treat Date of deployment PRE-PROD as a a single entity rather than "Date of deployment PRE" <minus> "PROD"

issueFunction in expression("", "date - Field1 < date - Field2")


I was able to get a similar query working by using the customfield_##### reference instead of the customfield name.

issueFunction in expression("", "customfield_10600 < customfield_10601") 

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