Bulk edit 'Time Spent' field

Paul Murphy June 11, 2021


I have a large number of epics & stories that I need to close, when performing a bulk change I am getting stuck as the 'Time Spent' is require (Usually this dialog appears when manually trying to move an issue to 'Done')

I would like to perform a bulk edit, enter the same figure for Time Spent, and move all tickets to Done.


Is this possible?

3 answers

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Gurvinder Singh March 31, 2024

1. Create an automation rule with Manual Trigger
2. Filter issues you want to update
3. Run the rule on one of the filtered issues.

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steven_davis_tsico_com February 13, 2024

Hey there.. you can use Automation, find the set and use this to populate time spent:

"update": {
"worklog" : [
"add": {
"timeSpent" : "6m"

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Angélica Luz
Atlassian Team
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June 14, 2021

Hello Paul,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

The Time tracking functionalities such as Time Spent (Log work) are not available for bulk change.

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There is a feature request suggesting the implementation of this ability:

Please, click on vote and also watch to receive updates from our product team.

For now, the workaround would be to remove the validator on the workflow to let the field optional, so you can bulk transition them and then, add the validator back for users to log work when closing a ticket.

Kind regards,

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