Looking through the edit_assignments table for our OJS 2.4.3 DB, I noticed that the date_assigned values were all NULL. OTOH, the date_notified field was always set. I believe this is a bug (I didn’t see any mention of this as an issue on either forum), in that date_assigned should be set upon assignment and date_notified should only be set if an email is sent.
In the EditorAction::assignEditor function, I see that line 60 reads:
I think this should be changed to …setDateAssigned(… However, there doesn’t appear to be such a function in the EditAssignment class.
As well, the setDateNotified() statement also should be executed if the email was sent successfully by modifying the logic at lines 47-50.