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Get the close date to Custom field


I would like to capture the issue closed date and time to a custom field, I have created the custom field as Date and time picker and added the post function to write the date to the custom field.

have added the groovy and getting the Close date but its showing as "2 days ago", "1 day ago" and 1 minute ago its not give the data. When i pull the report we are not getting any output in the CSV.

Please find the Groovy script and the custom field value.


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import java.sql.Timestamp
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def dateCf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_10104") // Date time fields require a Timestamp
issue.setCustomFieldValue(dateCf, new Timestamp((new Date()).time))


CloseDateDate Time Picker

Please find the Screenshot for the same


Can you please help me to solve this issue.

1 comment

John Funk Community Leader May 11, 2020

Hi Lokesh,

You can turn off relative dates by following this article:

What does the value look like in the actual CSV?

Hi John,

In the CSV we are able to see the date and time, but in the JQL we are seeing only the # of days or mins

John Funk Community Leader May 11, 2020

So the CSV is good. Did you turn off the Relative dates based on the article above?

After doing these changes should I need to restart the JIRA servers? 

John Funk Community Leader May 11, 2020

Not sure - maybe just do a re-index?

Thank you very much, after setting = false its showing the Date and time. 

John Funk Community Leader May 12, 2020

Great! Glad I could help a little. 


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