Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

You are viewing an old version of this page. View the current version.

Compare with Current View Page History

« Previous Version 14 Current »

A calculated Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type represents java.util.Date and is displayed as date+time. It is a read-only field.

Adding a Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field

To add a Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field to your instance:

  1. Log in to JIRA as an administrator.
  2. Go to the Administration icon  and click on it.
  3. Click on Issues - > Custom fields.
  4. Click on Add custom field.
  5. Click on Advanced in the left panel.
  6. Locate Last Field Value Change Date/Time Field and select it.
  7. Click on Next.
  8. Provide a name for the custom field
  9. You can optionally provide a description of the custom field.
  10. Click on Create
  11. Associate the custom field to the appropriate screens.
  12. Locate the custom field in the Custom fields administration page and click on the cog wheel.
  13. Click on Configure and and and specify the field to look for (explained below).
  14. You can create multiple contexts if you need to associate different fields with particular projects or issue types.
  15. Perform a re-index as prompted by JIRA.


If you have upgraded from JMCF 1.x to 2.x please refer to the upgrade guide.

Search template

When creating a Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type, you can configure the Search template as 

  • Date range picker Allows searching for a date and time that is between two other dates and times
  • Date/Time range searcher (Statistics by day/week/month/quarter/year) Allows searching for a date and time that is between two other dates and times. Supports Statistics Gadgets, grouping values by day/week/month/quarter/year respectively

Using these searchers you will be able to search issues within a date/time range of values for that custom fieldThe default search template is Date/Time range searcher (Statistics by day)If you select None for the searcher, then you won’t see any reference to this field in the Issue Navigator search fields. Note that changing a custom field searcher requires a re-index

Date/Time range searcher (Statistics by day/week/month/quarter/year) are custom statistics compatible searchers provided by JMCF that allow Date/Time type custom fields of Jira and JMCF to be used in the statistics gadgetsSee here for more information. 

Specifying the field to look for

To specify the field to look for :

  1. Locate the custom field on the Custom Fields administration page.
  2. Click on the cog wheel and click on Configure
  3. Click on Edit Field to look for
  4. Select a field from the Field drop-down.
  5. Click on Save

Customizing the formatting of the Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type value

By default, the Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type value is displayed using Jira's default date format (if you leave the Date Format to Default). However, you can customize it. To select a format for a Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type value;

  1. Locate the custom field on the Custom Fields administration page.
  2. Click on the cog wheel and click on Configure
  3. Click on Edit Date Format.

  4. Select a format from the Date format drop-down.
  5. Click on Save.

Customizing the formatting of the Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type value in List views

By default, the Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type value is displayed using Jira's default date format (if you leave the Date Column Format to Default) in tabular views. However, you can customize it. To select a format for a Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type value in List views;

  1. Locate the custom field on the Custom Fields administration page.
  2. Click on the cog wheel and click on Configure
  3. Click on Edit Date Column Format.

  4. Select a format from the Date format drop-down.
  5. Click on Save.

For example, if you select the COMPLETE option in the Date Format/Date Column Format, and the value captured is Thu Jan 25 15:20:34 IST 2018, then the value will be formatted to 25/Jan/18 3:20 PM.

Customizing the display of the Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type value

You can define a velocity template that will return the Html representation of the calculated custom field. Leave it empty to use the default template. 

To select a format for a Last Field Value Change Date/Time custom field type value:

  1. Locate the custom field on the Custom Fields administration page.
  2. Click on the cog wheel and click on Configure
  3. Click on Edit Velocity Template.
  4. Input the template.
  5. Click on Save.

You can use the following Velocity variables in the template:

  • $value: the raw field value, a Date object
  • $formattedValue: the field value formatted according to the field configuration
  • and other variables described on this page

For example:

<div style="border: dashed">
  $formattedValue
</div>

displays the date in a dashed box.

Displaying the Last field value Change Date/Time custom field type on Transition and Edit screen

The Never show on Transition and Edit screens option controls whether the Last field value Change Date/Time custom field can appear on transition and edit screens. If you select this option, the field will not be visible on any Edit or Transition screen, even if it is added to the screen.

Accessing the Last field value Change Date/Time custom field from other Groovy scripts

You can access this field using any of the following getters of the Issue interface

  • No labels