Filtering overtime

Hi All,

i would like create a filter, but I need support. The filter result should be all issues there are overtime, like 'timespent > originalestimate'. Could you help me?

We have Jira 4.3.4

Thank you,


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Sure you can do it :-)

Search for 'workRatio > 100' to find all issues which have had more time logged against them than their original estimates.

Good one Alex. Time estimates are ofcourse an exception. I missed the workRatio.

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It is not possible using JQL. Look for time tracking reports in marketplace and you might find something useful.


maybe with a custom field?

It would be a behaviour field and then in the filter you can search for the value of the custom field...I guess

Ofcourse, you can do that. As long as you capture this information in a custom field, you can search based on this. A scripted field might do the trick.

I am not a scripting expert either! There are lot of experts in this forum though. I'm sure someone will dive in!

Can you maybe help?

I don't know how to start...

Thank you!


Look here, it's free:

Your script should be something like:

return timeSpent - originalEstimate;

Have fun,


Hi Radu,

thank you very much!!

Hi Radu,

it's cool!!

Only I need to ask how can be set that we could use it in the advanced search? Because it doesn't reutrn value in Issue Navigator.

Unfortunately it's a text field taht should be indexed via the free text searcher so you can find what you need.

cf !~ "1d" (for instance).

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