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How to set default date field on confiforms, or use IFTTT to pick a date if it's blank?

Hello,  I have a confluence form with a non-mandatory date field that will only be populated for certain types of requests.  I need this field to feed into the created Jira Issue but unable to map blank fields from confiforms to Jira.   I don't see a way to set a default value in the date field, but I did find the below JSON that advised I can set a default date in the issue creation step:

#set ($thisDATE = "[entry.fldTargetStartDate.jiraDateTime]")

#if ("$!fldTargetStartDate" !="")


Problem is I don't understand how to integrate this into the IFTTT integration rule.   

The JSON for the field I want to transfer is:


How do I add the #set, #if, #end  scripting into my IFTTT rule, with proper syntax?


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What is the (business) logic of setting the default date? In other words, how do you know what value to set?

And is this a question about setting the date to ConfiForms field or in Jira JSON mapping?

When the field on the form is not completed (blank) I'd like to insert the current date as a default to allow it to transfer to Jira.   

Ideally, if easier, I'd like to set the confiforms date field to a default date of current date, but haven't been able to make it work.  

If that isn't possible, I found the JSON mapping as an alternate way of doing it. 


You can set up an IFTTT that Updates your ConfiForms record and sets the "fldTargetStartDate" to current date only if it's empty

Meaning that you put 

with condition set to: fldTargetStartDate:[empty]

Parameters to set: entryId=[]&fldTargetStartDate=[entry._now]

Makes sense to set the "Stop events propagation"


This IFTTT needs to be placed BEFORE the one that attempts to create your Jira ticket


That did it, thanks for your help!

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