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Adding warnings around time tracking / logging hours

Brooks Hester Jan 24, 2018

Is there a way in JIRA to configure it so that if a developer tries to log hours on something that is not "in progress" ie. still sitting in grooming they get a warning message to move the item to "in progress" before they can log hours?  


I've done transitions before with popup warnings but not sure if there is a method to accomplish this.  We leave our items in "needs grooming" until a developer is ready to work on them, so we don't over-flood the "in progress" state with items that may not be in progress yet.

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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jan 24, 2018

Not natively, but you could easily do it with a different approach.

If you edit the workflow, and go to a status, you can enter "properties".  One of these is something like .  If you add that to a status and set it false, then a user can't log work when the issue is in that status.  So they'll be forced to move it to an unprotected status (e.g. when you've got "open -> in progress -> done", I'd stick it on open and done)


You probably want to clobber the worklogedit, and worklogdelete properties too in some cases

Brooks Hester Jan 24, 2018

Thanks an interesting approach, one I certainly had not thought of.  I will play around with this today and see if I can get it like I want it.  Appreciate the advice.

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