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What is the difference between due date and target end?

In JIRA we have 2 options, I would like to know the difference or definition of


Due date:


Target End: 




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Jack Community Leader Feb 11, 2020

Target End is a custom field that someone added to your instance so we cannot comment on the intent in any definitive manner. My guess is that someone wanted a date that would reflect "here is our goal for completion" which is different from "this is when this task needs to be done so as not to impact something.

Target End (as well as Target Start) is available in Jira Cloud in every site instance I have created (in both Jira Core and Jira Software). It's technical name says its a custom field, but it's the same for everyone on every Jira site.

Target Start/End are introduced by the Portfolio add-on.  This add-on is now included with the Cloud version of Jira by default.  For Server edition it is still a separate add-on.

Due Date is an "out of the box" Jira field, which is generally available on screens by default.  

Target Start & Target End dates are fields created by, and used by, the Portfolio for Jira add-on.

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