Time Spent: is it possible to force / automate this?


Many of our Issues are closed with no Time Spent being entered (making the Burndown chart look strange), so I'm wondering what I can do to 'help' team members enter this information.

So I'm wondering if 2 things are possible when dragging an issue to Done?

  1. Make entering of Time Spent mandatory - we can Edit the Transition to Done to show the Resolve Issue Screen - but this is mainly a prompt and doesn't force folks to enter Time Spent
  2. Pre-populate the Time Spent field with the Remaining Time

By the way, we have already automated the setting of Remaining Time to zero when Done (via a post function), but want to square away Time Spent also.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.



2 answers

Mick, just like Steven said... you can make "logging work" required on certain transitions via JIRA Workflow Validators or JIRA Workflow Properties.

Thanks for the quick response - I'll try it out.  And thanks for the links Gabrielle - that's saves me time looking for them.


Glad we can help you out smile

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Feb 18, 2016

You can mark the field as required during a Workflow Transition using a Validator.

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