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Make Column start a timer?

Hello, what I want to do is have a "working on" column in my kanban board that starts the timer on the issue, and the timer stops when I pull the issue into a different column, so I can record exactly how much time I've spent on my project. 

I have activated the manual timer in the issues so I can add time, but I want to skip that bit out to make my workflow more efficient!

I've seen people do this before so I know it's possible i just have no clue how to do it! Help!!

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Hi @Laura Stokes 

Also, you can try Time in status for Jira Cloud created by my team SaaSJet. It automatically calculates the time each issue was in each column (status). 


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John Funk Community Leader Mar 19, 2021

Hi Laura - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Typically, I have seen then done by creating two custom fields - one for the Start Date/Time and one for the End Date/Time using Date Time Picker fields. 

Then add a post function to the transition into the status to populate the Start Date/Time field with the current date and time. And do the same with the transition out of the status that populates the End Date/Time field. 

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