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Setting Dates using Project Automation

I'm new to Jira's Project Automation.  Is it possible to have dates auto-populate when a status changes?

i.e. Move a story from To Do to In Progress - set Change Start Date

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John Funk Community Leader Apr 23, 2020

Hi Terry - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Absolutely, Automation For Jira can do this! Give it a try:

  1. Go to Project Settings > Project Automation (on left-hand menu)
  2. Press Create Rule in top-right corner
  3. Select the Trigger "Issue Created" and press Save
  4. Next Select to add an Action, and choose "Edit Issue"
  5. Select the field Label
  6. Select the options icon (3-dots) - and choose "Add/remove values"
  7. Enter the value you want as a default and press Save
  8. Name your Automation and turn it on

Now when each issue is created, it will add the desired default label as long as the issue is created in that project. You might need to refresh the page after each issue creation to see it.

You can do this via global rules to apply to all projects also. You'll need to be a Jira Admin/Site Admin, then instead of going to Project Settings, go to Jira Settings (cog icon on left-hand navigation bar) > System > Automation Rules (left-hand menu).

For more on using Automation For Jira see these help pages.

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