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Auto Populate timestamp during work item state transition

varun poshala (117) | asked Jul 25 '19, 3:16 a.m.

 I am looking for a way where i can auto populate the timestamp when a work item is moved from draft state to In Progess state in a custom created attribute hence i can calculate the aging . 

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Ralph Schoon (63.3k33646) | answered Sep 18 '19, 6:08 a.m.

 There is aging support available: check if that is enough. 

The best option is to use a Java Server extension as this can detect a state change easily. But it is expensive. 

Another way you can try to implement this is a script based calculated value . You can not really detect the state change very well here, but I think you can. Be dependent on the state look up the state and if the state is the desired one and the value of the custom timestamp is empty (whatever that means for a timestamp), copy the modified date over. It might be necessary to save again.  

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