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Set the Value of Date or Date-Time Fields


Behaviours allow you to change how fields behave on issue Create or Update screens. Use this script to set a Date or Date-time field value with the format required by Jira.


As a support engineer, I want users to be able to see the latest date an issue will be resolved. I can use this script to automatically set a Date or Date-time field to show a specific date, for instance, two weeks from the creation date.

Good to Know

  • Set up this script as an initialiser.
  • The dates are converted accordingly from a base time zone to the user time zone.
  • The user locale is taken into account to show the date in the format required by Jira.


  • Jira Jira (8.0 - 8.14)
  • ScriptRunner for Jira ScriptRunner for Jira (6.18.0)
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor import import com.atlassian.jira.datetime.DateTimeFormatter as JiraDateTimeFormatter import com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.impl.DateTimeCFType import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FieldBehaviours import org.apache.log4j.Logger import org.apache.log4j.Level import groovy.transform.BaseScript import java.time.LocalDate import java.time.LocalDateTime import java.time.ZoneId import java.time.temporal.TemporalAccessor import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter @BaseScript FieldBehaviours fieldBehaviours // Set log level def log = Logger.getLogger(getClass()) log.setLevel(Level.DEBUG) // The date & date time field names to set a value final dateFieldName = "DateFieldA" final dateTimeFieldName = "DateTimeFieldA" // Get the components def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager def authenticationContext = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext // Get the Jira date time formatter for the logged in user, so we can get the correct locale and user timezone def userFormatter = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(JiraDateTimeFormatter).forUser(authenticationContext.loggedInUser) // Get the date & date time field objects def dateField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectsByName(dateFieldName).first() def dateTimeField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectsByName(dateTimeFieldName).first() // Set the wanted dates params for values, format pattern and timezone to interpret the dates in final timeZoneId = ZoneId.systemDefault() final dateFormatter = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern('yyyy/MM/dd') final dateTimeFormatter = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern('yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss') final wantedDateAsText = '2020/11/28' final wantedDateTimeAsText = '2020/11/01 12:12:00' // Parse the dates as interpreted in the chosen time zone and convert to the user time zone, to make sure the user sees the date in his time zone def userTimeZoneId = def wantedDate = LocalDate.parse(wantedDateAsText, dateFormatter) .atStartOfDay(timeZoneId) .withZoneSameInstant(userTimeZoneId) def wantedDateTime = LocalDateTime.parse(wantedDateTimeAsText, dateTimeFormatter) .atZone(timeZoneId) .withZoneSameInstant(userTimeZoneId) // Populate the fields getFieldByName("DateFieldA").setFormValue(getJiraDateFormattedForUser(wantedDate, dateField, userFormatter)) getFieldByName("DateTimeFieldA").setFormValue(getJiraDateFormattedForUser(wantedDateTime, dateTimeField, userFormatter)) /** * Get the date or date time values in the format expected by Jira an behaviours for fields * @param inputDate The input date or date time to format * @param sourceField The field object in which the value will be set * @param dateTimeFormatter the Jira's date time formatter to extract the user's locale info * @return The formatted date time */ static String getJiraDateFormattedForUser(TemporalAccessor inputDate, CustomField sourceField, JiraDateTimeFormatter dateTimeFormatter) { // Get the Jira date format property key depending on the field type (date or date time) def dateFormatPatternProperty = (sourceField.customFieldType in DateTimeCFType) ? APKeys.JIRA_DATE_TIME_PICKER_JAVA_FORMAT : APKeys.JIRA_DATE_PICKER_JAVA_FORMAT // Get the format string, so we can format dates how Jira expects def dateFormatPattern = ComponentAccessor.applicationProperties.getDefaultBackedString(dateFormatPatternProperty) // Build the formatter object def formatterForFieldType = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern(dateFormatPattern, dateTimeFormatter.locale) // Return the formatted date string that can be used to set date or date time fields formatterForFieldType.format(inputDate) }
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