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Jira Eclipse Mylyn - Transition fails when date is required (french format?)


In my (french) company, I use the Mylyn Atlassian connector in Eclipse to manage JIRA issue. It works (very very) fine, except for "Start Work" function (=> transition) when duedate is required on the issue.

Server send error (in french) on required duedate : The operation value must be a string.

The date content ("23\/juil.\/14", cf. below) disrupts JIRA (antislash vs string format ?)

Technical information :
- Eclipse v4.3.2 (Kepler SR2)
- Atlassion Connector v3.2.2.v20130909
- JIRA v5.2.10

Detail / analysis (network trace) of "Start Work" function:

Extrat of first GET, gives the workflow (with duedate required) :

GET /rest/api/latest/issue/MY-44/transitions?expand=transitions.fields
            "name":"Prendre en compte",
                    "name":"Date d'",

Extract of second GET, gives the issue content (duedate seems to have correct technical format) :

GET /rest/api/latest/issue/MY-44?expand=schema,names,transitions,editmeta,schema
{    "expand":"renderedFields,names,schema,transitions,operations,editmeta,changelog",

Third GET gives jira server info, not displayed here.

POST request transition :

POST /rest/api/latest/issue/251511/transitions?expand=transitions.fields
{"transition":{"id":11},"fields":{"summary":"Test SubTask","duedate":{"name":"23\/juil.\/14"}}}
Result is 400 Bad Request --- 
{"errorMessages":[],"errors":{"duedate":"La valeur de l'op..ration doit ..tre une"}}


1) Reading question Jira eclipse MyLyn Due date date picker formatting problem, I try to change the date format picker in Advanced Settings -> Asvanced Configuration with yy-MM-dd (to have the same technical format date everywhere).
But nothing change :-(. The duedate in plugin UI & POST is always "23 juil. 2014"

2) I'm not admin of JIRA (to see configuration date on server), currently only information I have is that CVS import with dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm date format works.

3) When I change the duedate from Eclipse plugin & Submit, it works (duedate is yyyy-MM-dd) :

PUT /rest/api/latest/issue/251511
        "summary":"Test SubTask",

=> I don't understand if it's a plugin bug (on transition), a locale configuration problem (client and/or server) or the duedate field definition (duedate":{"name":[date] seems strange).

Thank you in advance on any suggestion.

5 answers

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Answer accepted

The fix has been applied. Please try the latest snapshot build for 3.2.4 and let us know in case of any issues.

Snapshot update site:


Verified on 3.2.4.I20140807-1000. Thanks !


Great analysis. Let us investigate the problem and get back to you shortly.


Hi Jacek. Thanks. Available for tests/informations helping to investigate (especially if it could depend of our jira context).

Problem reproduced:

We will try to fix it asap.

Verified on 3.2.4.I20140807-1000. Thanks !

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