How can I use the Automation plugin to automatically set the Due Date of a new issue being created

I have created a new Rule that creates a new Request upon completion of the previous task (i.e. if status changed to "Done" create new task).


However I need to also automatically assign the due date (we have created a custom field 'Due By' which features date and time) for the following month due on the 21st.


I thought this would work:



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Hi Zach,

I've just tried {{#now}}func=withDayOfMonth(21).plusMonths(1){{/}} and it works just fine.

Perhpaps you are not entering it in the correct field? You need to use advanced entry of the 'Edit Issue' action:

"fields": {
"name of your field": "{{#now}}func=withDayOfMonth(21).plusMonths(1){{/}}"

Thank you, I don't want to mess anything up, currently there is:


 "fields": {
"resolution": {
"name": "Fixed"


Where should I add this new code?

Nevermind, I just replaced all of the code with your code and updated my field name.


Well, there are now no more syntax errors but the new date didn't populate the field. Do you think it's because I failed to include a time?

Ivan Tovbin Community Champion Dec 11, 2017

Can you show me the code you have in advanced options of the rule action? And no, time has nothing to do with it. Even if your field is a date-time type field and you don't specify the time, it will simply set the current time.

Awesome! Your solution worked however I had mistakenly not included the field I was automating to the Request Type, -bonehead move. Since adding this field to the corresponding Request Type, all works like a charm.


Thank you Ivan!

Ivan Tovbin Community Champion Dec 11, 2017

Glad I could help.


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