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Unable to set TimeTracking using JIRA API

Hi all, 
I have a problem with editing issue trying to set originalEstimate using API.
I'm using basic authentication for user with admin pemission, I create a new issue making POST call to this url {{jira_url}}/rest/api/3/issue with the following body 
{

    "fields": {

        "project":

        {

            "key": "XXX"

        },

        "summary": "Marketing Advertising",

        "description": {

      "type": "doc",

      "version": 1,

      "content": [

        {

          "type": "paragraph",

          "content": [

            {

              "text": "Analisi e Definizione Contenuti strategico. Analisi della concorrenza, studio della percezione dell'immagine e dell'identità aziendale presso il \"pubblico\", analisi del mercato di appartenenza e conseguente definizione delle strategie di comunicazione e del marketing operativo. Determinazione e definizione dell'organizzazione dei documenti strategici commerciali (Cross media strategy - Concept publishing). Definizione dei contenuti per la la predisposizione delle CH.",

              "type": "text"

            }

          ]

        }

      ]

    },

        "issuetype": {

            "name": "Task"

        }

    }

}
and then I update the issue created making a PUT call to this url {{jira_url}}/rest/api/2/issue/{{issueKey}} with the following body


    "fields": {

        "timetracking": [

            {

                "edit": {

                    "originalEstimate": "3d 0h"

                }

            }

        ]

    } 

}
The result message is 
{

    "errorMessages": [],

    "errors": {

        "timetracking": "Field 'timetracking' cannot be set. It is not on the appropriate screen, or unknown."

    }

}
but if I try to set originalEstimate by UI interface I can do that. How I can enable timetracking field globally?
Note that:
- I have verified on Settings > Issues > TimeTracking and seems to be enabled
Schermata 2022-01-20 alle 10.33.37.png
- I have added Timetracking field on Settings > Issues > Screen for Kanbug Bug Screen and Kanban Default Issue Screen

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I also have this problem. Did you find a solution?

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Pramodh M Community Leader Jan 20, 2022

For adding worklog follow the API here

https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/jira/platform/rest/v3/api-group-issue-worklogs/#api-rest-api-3-issue-issueidorkey-worklog-post

Let me know if you have any further questions

Thanks,

Pramodh

Hi @Pramodh Mthis is not useful to me.
I don't want to insert a worklog but an originalEstimate just created the ticket

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Pramodh M Community Leader Jan 20, 2022

Hi @Cristina Del Fabbro 

Welcome to the community 🙂

Try to include the below body in your request in your edit issue API

https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/jira/platform/rest/v3/api-group-issues/#api-rest-api-3-issue-issueidorkey-get

"{ "timetracking": [ { "edit": { "remainingEstimate": "4d", "originalEstimate": "1w 1d" } } ] }"

Thanks,

Pramodh

@Pramodh M, thanks for your replay but not works. 
I I had already tried adding remainingEstimate but the result message is the same :-(

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