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Calculate difference from two date time picker

Dear Community,

I am a newbie and searching a solution to calculate the total time in hours and min from two date time pickers. One represents Start the other the End.

StartDate = 10.10.2020 4PM

EndDate = 11.10.2020 3:30PM

Result = 23:30

Goal is to automatically calculate the time difference and store it an another field.

In case on of you have an answer or even the same problem I would appreciate any information which could help me. I used the search function already but couldn´t figure out there to set scripts etc.



2 answers

Hi @Kristian Koniarz ,

You may try the Table Filter and Charts for Confluence app and its Table Transformer macro.

Wrap your table in the Table Transformer macro and add the following custom SQL query:

SELECT T1.'Start Date',
T1.'End Date',
DATEDIFF(hour, T1.'Start Date', T1.'End Date') as 'Result'

Fri 2-1.pngFri 2-2.pngThen you need to set an appropriate Date format for the case:

Fri 2-3.pngNow you can preview the result:

Fri 2-4.pngHope this will help your case.

Thanks for your time and suggestion @Katerina Kovriga _Stiltsoft_,

Unfortunately I am not authorised to purchase new plugins. Still checking the web through inbuild script solutions.



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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Nov 13, 2020

Hi Kristian,

I came across such requirement for calculation of a duration. We used "Jira Workflow Toolbox" with a formula like this:

%{Resolution} != null ? shortFormatDuration({End Date} - {Start Date}) : (%{Resolution} = null ? shortFormatDuration({Current date and time} - {Start Date}) : %{Resolution})

The last part is only to calculate against the current time in case the resolution is not yet set (meaning: the issue is still 'running'). You might need to adjust it according to your needs even in case you would go with Jira Workflow Toolbox.


Thanks for your time and suggestion @Daniel Ebers 

Unfortunately I am not authorised to purchase new plugins. Would it be possible to implement a logic as you described with the help of an script? Which can be set inline during the workflow.



Which plugins do you have on your instance? Without any plugin (app), Jira doesn't offer any scripting.

Hello @David Fischer _Innovalog_

so far I got MyGroovy and thought it could be realised with this software.

In case it wouldn´t cover my needs I need to drop my question.



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