If an epic status is changed to In Progress as a result of a child story, the in progress date field in the API is set with just the date. It does not include the time, An example would be “2023-03-27T00:00:00Z”,
The data is still in the system, because if you do an export, the full timestamp is recorded
Also, this only happens for child stories. If the epic is moved to in progress manually or by a child feature, the timestamp is properly recorded in the API.
- Find a new epic that has child stories, but nothing is in progress yet.
- Change on of the child stories to in progress and make sure that the parent epic was also moved to in progress
- Do an API call to GET the ID of the epic in step 1.
The inProgressDate field would show the full time stamp, showing the year, month, day, hour, minutes, and seconds
The inProgressDate field shows only the year/month/day, with zeros for hour/minute/seconds
No known workaround as far as the API is concerned. The correct timestamp is visible via epic export