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updating a xray datetime custom field with python Jira

using xray server we have a new date time custom fields call "begin date" i found that is the custom field 10228 in my jira instance.


Date Time fields should be in UTC following the ISO format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm'Z'. The date part follows the same date format, while HH represents the hours (0-24), mm the minutes in hour and Z indicates the hour in UTC. For instance, a valid date time value would be "2020-05-02T10:30Z".  i am using the example that comes in the documentation for the datetime string. 

issue = jira.issue("TEST-101")
issue.update(fields={"customfield_10228": "2020-05-02T10:30Z"})


but i get the error:

{"errorMessages":[],"errors":{"customfield_10228":"Error parsing time: 2020-05-02"}}

i guess using the example string should have work right? or i am missing something?


thanks guys

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Warren Community Leader Sep 16, 2020

Hi @Demiank100 

When I perform a GET on one of my issues, all date fields look similar to this



The .xxx is not a fixed number, it differs, but I always have +0100 on each date - I don't have the Z that you are using

As an alternative, if you're not too concerned with the time part, I believe that you could just specify the date portion.

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