I wanted to create an automation to update the external release date to match the release date on a release when that changes. Arguably we should just do this automatically already... but I was hoping that Automation would solve the issue
After setting up my rule and testing it, I realized that it is not currently supported. The only option at the current time is to set the external release date to a value relative to the current date which apparently means today's date.
Aha! should support setting dates relative the the value of another date field that has just been updated so that things can be passed up. Almost every date-based automation i can think of would need this functionality to work correctly.
It hopefully would be a relatively straight forward change to add another dropdown in place of "the current date" to let people select other date fields instead: