Can I update a custom field (type date) during workflow transition ?


I need to update a date field (deliveryDate) with a specific value during a workflow transition.

Example : deliveryDate = createDate + 14days


I think I need to instal a Jira Plugin, I take a look about "Jira suite utilities" but I don't try it yet.

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Hi Manuel,

many people actually would like this feature to be implemented. Just have a lokk at this JIRA issue dealing with your problem.

When I was searching for a solution I stumbled upon a plugin which could do the trick but it's not supported and I have never tried to implement it.



This is quite straighforward with the plugin mentioned above. Your script is just:

ComponentManager componentManager = ComponentManager.getInstance()
def customFieldManager = componentManager.getCustomFieldManager()
def customField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Delivery Date")
issue.setCustomFieldValue(customField, issue.getCreated() + 14)

Providing this post-function is up at or near the top of the list of post-functions, this is all you need.

I develop my own library to calculate delivery date according to working days and hours. I install JSS to use jython script.

Do you know if there is a way to get a specific workflow transition date using script ?

Something like this:

changeHistoryManager.getChangeItemsForField(issue, "status").find {it.toString == "In Progress"}?.getCreated()

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The Jira Suite Utilities has some basic functions (that, IMHO, Jira should have off-the-shelf), but doesn't have the more advanced stuff like manipulating fields. Christian's pointer to the scripting plugin is your best bet, as it allows a lot of flexibility.

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