How to track no of time Target Date field was edited

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This article shows how to track no of time Target Date field was edited

You can try to achieve this using A4J by adding trigger Issue Update filed an action item as edit this issue by incrementing the count of custom filed in the ticket this way we can check the number of times the Target Date filed is updated please find the below solution :


You can accomplish the task by adding a new custom field and adding this to Issue screen:

  • create a new custom field of type Number Field

  • Associate this with custom field with Issue screen

  • Create a rule with Trigger - "When value changes for Target End"

Automation rule trigger " field value changed"
  • Then select the action item as edit this issue and add the below smart value in the custom field

  • From the below smart field Update Count is the custom filed name

{{#=}}{{issue.Update Count}} + 1{{/}}

Automation rule to edit custom field using smart value
  • Save the rule , it will automatically update the value and will you see the result no of times Target Date field is updated in Ticket itself.

Updated on May 31, 2024

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