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script to set the date based on custom field value

Hi ,

Please find the below scenario

we have two custom fields.

Field A the value = 2 

Field B ( Date field)

Now i need to set the date ( exclude Saturday and Sunday ) for the custom field B as current date + 2 ( which means if today is Monday then field B value should be Thursday's date)

Can any one help with the post script for the above scenario.


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Antoine_Berry Community Leader Apr 19, 2019

Hi @Srikanth Gogineni ,

This code should do the trick (credits to this post) : 

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

int numberFieldId = 13100
int dateFieldId = 13101

def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()

def numberField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject(numberFieldId)
def dateField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject(dateFieldId)

def numberFieldValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(numberField)
def dateFieldValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(dateField)

Calendar c1 = GregorianCalendar.getInstance();

for(int i=1;i<=numberFieldValue;i++){
c1.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);
if (c1.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK) == Calendar.SATURDAY)
c1.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);
if (c1.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK) == Calendar.SUNDAY)
c1.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);

dateField.updateValue(null, issue, new ModifiedValue(dateFieldValue, c1.getTime().toTimestamp()), new DefaultIssueChangeHolder())

Of course update custom field ids.


Hi @Antoine_Berry 

Thank you very much for your code and it is working fine but there is small issue with the script.

Date field is not getting calculated properly when i move to previous/other transitions and changing the "Numberfieldvalue" . it is increment from the existing set date to new date ( not from the current date ).

example : 

Current Date : 4/22/2019

Numberfieldvalue : 2 

Set Date : 4/24/2019 ( after executing the script)

Now if i go back and change the numberfieldvalue to 1 then the new Set Date is getting updated to 4/25/2019( 2 +1 ) instead of 4/23/2019.


please help on the same.. Thanks 

Antoine_Berry Community Leader Apr 23, 2019

Hi @Srikanth Gogineni ,

Sorry did not catch it was current date + 2. Just replace the setTime line with this : 

c1.setTime(new Date())

and it should work fine.


Hi @Antoine_Berry ,,


Thanks a lot . Your script worked like a charm... Thank you very much.




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If you already have a scripting plugin, then you should add a tag with the plugin to your question, because there are multiple plugins available and you should provide info for the one you have.

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