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Bulk Edit issues for project - need to add "Log Work" field to 700+ issues Edited


We have enabled Jira's "Time Tracking Feature" and have added it to the project that needs it.  Is there a way to bulk edit a project's issues to include the "Log Work" field (even though Log Work is not a searchable field)? 

There are over 700+ issues that need to be edited for our one project.

When Log Work is enabled, 3 fields become available, yet those fields aren't available when you search for them:

  • Time Spent:
  • Date Started:
  • Remaining Estimate:

To confirm, we can individually add "Log Work" on a ticket-per-ticket basis, but it is too manual of a process.

Alternatively, does anyone know how to search for these "sub-fields" i.e. time spent, date started, remaining estimate if I wish to build a report?

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Currently on Jira Server v7.2.4

Thank you


1 answer

Hi Bob, late to the party, but for anyone looking for the second part of the question ...

On my system (JIRA Software Server v7.13), you can use the following field names in filters (if you have Time Tracking enabled):

  • originalEstimate
  • remainingEstimate
  • timeSpent


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