Add field to Log Work form


Extracting type of work spent on certain Jira tickets would add a lot of value to our activities in our team . So , I would like to know if the following features are available ( or feasible to develop)

1) “Effort Type” field in the Log Work form ? A drop-down may be , consisting of choices like { Setup , Test Development , Debugging etc } .

2) Pull out this field for all/many Jira tickets of a program . eg: If I want to extract Time Spent on debug for macros.



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Is there an alternative to achieve this on edit screen with custom fields.

If I have multiple categories of efforts like Debug , Setup etc , should we create multiple custom fields ? Updating multiple custom fields will become very tedious in addition to the entries we already do in Work Log Page

Or is it possible to have a relational field like that gives the following effect ?

Effort Category






not sure!!

some third pary plugin is there to track worklog, check this

My solution, which is a huge hack, unfortunately, was able to solve my companies issue.
I created a JIRA plugin. I modified the logwork.jsp to add a select box, then I used the Servlet-Filter Plugin Module to get the request params for this pattern (/secure/CreateWorklog.jspa). I was then able to do what I needed to do with the value from the select box, and the rest of the log work form. 
Unfortunately, I think you are out of luck if you cant modify the jsp. 
Did you come up with a solution to this problem, besides handing hundreds/thousands of dollars to a third-party plugin company?



Could you please post your complete solution here?

It would really benefit a lot of people including us :)

We are using jira 7.12.1 and would like to implement this. We need to add a dropdown field on log work screen.


Many Thanks!


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