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How can I keep Jira Estimates in Hours instead of Jira converting to Days and Weeks

The reports, when exporting to Excel keep the Days / Weeks. Which make it difficult to do some analysis and costing based on any of the time fields in Jira. I would like to standardize on the hours format.

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In the Admin console, go to System -> Issue Features, and then select "Time Tracking" on the left. The full documentation can be found here: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Configuring+Time+Tracking

Perfect, thank you!

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Jira settings > Issues > Time Tracking
Like fskhalsa likes this

This does not work. The time is still displayed in a variety of formats.

Examples of time display with this setting set:

  • 41.25h
  • 3h 40m
  • 38m

This is terribly inconsistent. Who would want a different format type on every line of a report? Does Atlassian intentionally make this stuff useless so that we're forced to purchase time tracking plugins?

Like Arthur Sierzputowski likes this

I'm having the same problem. I have "Time display format" set to "Hours", and yet Jira displays tracked time in a mix of minutes, hours, and days.

Like Arthur Sierzputowski likes this

Yeah, it's absolutely terrible. Atlassian really does not care about their customers or users or about making their software viable in a business environment. Their only answer is for us to buy another plugin that might do it better than JIRA does.

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I'm having the same problem. I have "Time display format" set to "Hours", and yet Jira Cloud displays tracked time in a mix of minutes, hours, and days.

This is a bug.!

It is affecting TIME ESTIMATE and TIME TRACKING fields!

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I'm seeing the same issue.

Like Jon Karnofsky likes this

That bug link seems to be for a different time tracking issue, one regarding the desire to just hit "enter" without needing to input an "h" for hour (etc.).

 

Is there a bug for the issue of time coming through as hours in some places, and as h/d/m in other places, when "Hours" is selected as the default display format that anyone knows of?

Like Andrew Cave likes this

Administration > Issue Features > Time Tracking > Time Format - Set this to Hours then all will be displayed as hours only

Does not work. Still displays values in a variety of formats.

me for me in tempo

Sometimes it displays as decimal hours and sometimes it displays as hours and minutes, within the same search. So one ticket shows an estimate of 16.25 hours, and another shows an estimate as 8h 35m. In what world is that even REMOTELY helpful? Complete garbage!

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Administration > Issue Features > Time Tracking > Time Format - Set this to Hours then all will be displayed as hours only

Sometimes it will display as decimal hours, sometimes it will display as hours and minutes within the same search. Totally inconsistent and complete garbage. Can't even use a calculator to add time up manually. And then if you export it to excel, it's all milliseconds.

It is a bug, please vote report here jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-69369

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Please fix this. How can we manage the work hours with it this way. Critical management tool for EVM or just knowing how your project tasks are doing.

 

Thanks

Sandra

Yesenia pelos Fox this!

 

Its terrible

I'm having a nightmare trying to set estimates to display as hours. 

I repeatedly have done this:

Administration > Issue Features > Time Tracking > Time Format - Set this to Hours then all will be displayed as hours only

 

It seemed to work... briefly, and I could see estimates in hours. Only, the next time I checked it was back to displaying in days, hours, etc. Then when I went back into the settings, the settings had "changed" themselves back to display in "pretty...", i changed again and went to a project to look at the times and they were still in weeks. The settings seem to change themselves back. Or even if they don't, the times are still displaying in weeks.

 

What gives?

Can anyone help?

I can't help, but we are having the same issue!  We're on the cloud version.  It looks like it does change estimates to hours on certain things (the Burndown Chart being one of them), but on actual issues it's still displaying in the "pretty" format.

 

I hope someone is working on a fix for this!

rukshan I'm New Here Jul 07, 2019

There is surely a bug in the settings display section. Before you click on the 'Edit Global Settings' button at (...Issue Features > Time Tracking), it displays the 'hours' settings as to how I changed it before.

But when I click to edit it, it displays the default settings (which is "pretty") as the settings there. Which ideally should be the settings which I have set up, but not the default settings.

Other than that, the above setting change seems to be working now. 

If anyone is still struggling with this in Jira Cloud, try setting your HOURS PER DAY == 999 and DAYS PER WEEK == 999. This worked for us:

 

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You don't need to change the Working Hours per day or Working days per week.  Just change the Time display format.  At least that worked for me...but the only place I'm interested in seeing hours only is on the Active Sprint board, so now I see all Remaining Estimates on the cards as hours only...which is exactly what I was hoping to see.

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