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Use custom dates in your plan

This page refers to the advanced planning features that are only available as part of Jira Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project timeline that’s included in Jira. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira.


By default, your plan uses due dates when scheduling issues. If you’d like to use custom dates in your plan, you need to first add the custom date field to the schemes of the projects associated with your issue sources. Learn how to configure custom fields in your plan.

Once that’s been configured, you can then select your custom date.

To change which dates your plan uses:

  1. Select Plan settings from the left side navigation.

  2. In the Scheduling tab under the Dates section, use the drop down menus to select what to use as the start and end dates of your issues. Custom dates that you’ve already configured are listed alongside their corresponding IDs for easier identification.

On your timeline, the custom dates are marked with a lozenge D in the Date column. If your dates have S or R next to them, then your plan is inferring dates based on sprint and release assignments.

Learn how to schedule issues according to releases.

Learn how to schedule issues according to sprints.

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