When using a formula like:
Collection versions = issueObject.getFixVersions();
if (versions==null || versions.size()!=1)
version = versions.iterator().next();
On a Jira issue field we get "in 4 months"
Can we force it to display the real date ?
Unfortunately, the date is displayed using JIRA's default settings.
If you want custom formatting, you need to create a Text field instead - but of course this won't be searcheable or sortable as a string then...
I believe I could make an improvement to the calculated Date/Time fields to support selecting a different formatting option (I'll need to chek though), but this would require some work. Can you post an enhnacement request on our JIRA?