Update Commit Dates on tasks and issues

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For information about the current release, see Third Quarter 2024 release overview.

You can manually update the Commit date of a task or an issue that you are assigned to. For more information about Commit Dates in Adobe Workfront, see Commit Date overview.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan
Adobe Workfront license*

For the new licenses:

  • Standard for tasks

  • Contributor or higher for issues

For current licenses:

  • Work or higher for tasks

  • Request or higher for issues

Access level configurations
Edit access to Tasks and Issues
Object permissions
Manage permissions on the task or issue

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator. For more information, see Access requirements in Workfront documentation.


Before you can edit the Commit Date of a task or issue, you must be assigned to the task or issue whose Commit Date you need to update.

Update Commit Dates on tasks and issues

You can update the Commit Date of a task or issue in the following areas of Workfront:

  • The Details section of a task or issue

  • The task or issue header

    Your Workfront or group administrator must add the Commit Date to the task or issue header of your layout template to view it from the task or issue page.
    For information, see Customize object headers using a layout template.

Updating the Commit Date is identical for tasks and issues.

You can ask your system or group administrator to add the Commit Date field to your Summary panel, to make it easier to update it in various areas of Workfront.
For more information, see the following articles:
  1. Go to a task or issue that you are assigned to as the Owner.

    For more information about finding out who the Task Owner for an issue or task is, see the section Edit tasks in the article Edit tasks.

  2. (Conditional and optional) If your Workfront or group administrator added the Commit Date to your task or issue header, click theCommit Datefield in the header, then select a date from the calendar. If the Commit Date is not in the header, proceed with the following steps.

  3. Click Task Details or Issue Details in the left panel.

  4. Click Overview to expand it.

  5. Update the Commit Date field.

  6. Click Save Changes.

    The following happens after making this change:

    • The Commit Date and the Planned Completion date of the task or issue are no longer the same.

      Instead, the Commit Date and the Projected Completion Date of the task or issue become the same.

    • The Project Owner is notified in a Workfront in-app notification that you have suggested a new Commit Date for the task or issue.

    • The Project Owner is notified in the Updates section that you have suggested a new Commit Date and they can, at this time, update the Planned Completion Date of the task or issue to match the Commit Date you suggested.

      For information about the notifications and updates that are triggered by this change, see the section “Notifications and updates triggered by changing the Commit Date” in the article Commit Date overview.