Changing default "Time Tracking Hours per Day"

Is it possible to change the "Time Tracking Hours per Day" from the Default 8hrs to 7hrs 30min?

I am just in the process of evaluating Jira & Jira Agile, but i've notice that the standard working time is set to 8hrs, but we work on a 7.5hr day. I'm logged in as the system admin but can not find a way to edit this.

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It's under Admin -> Timetracking.

Be warned that your existing data will look a bit odd. Where your users have logged say "1 day", you'll start seeing "1day and a bit" because the old data won't be adjusted.

Is it possible to set this at a project level? We have different projects with different working hours.

Nope, it's still a global setting


Hi Nic Brough,

Please confirm it is possible through script like Adaptavist script runner plugin in jira to edit the time tracking settings for single project instead of minutes to hours


please suggest/share  the script to fix it




No it is not.  I never suggested anything of the sort, so I don't know why you're asking for confirmation.  As I already said, it's a global setting.

Many thanks to you both.

Just to make sure I understand correctly, when you check your working days in a project (M-F) it is only counting 8 hours for each day?  Also you cannot modify the hours per day by project correct?  

It's still a global setting

I want for particular project instaed of minutes default for project he want hours per project 

so how to change for particular project using behaviour


please suggest script for script runner plugin




Please read the answers/comments added today.

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist] please help... I am trying to set this to 7.5 but every time I save (shows correctly initially)Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 15.58.22.pngScreen Shot 2018-10-10 at 15.58.28.pngScreen Shot 2018-10-10 at 15.58.35.png, and then refresh, it defaults back to 7! Is there a way to have this value and if so how?


Please see my screenshots

What does it do when you click "save"?  What screen does it go back to?  Any message on screen?

What does the log say when you click "save"?

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