Remaining hours changing to N/A while logging time.


I don't put estimates on my tickets, as I usually have no clue how long they will take. When I log work (by typing 'w'), I put my time into the Worked field, and because there is no estimate, this auto-fills "Remaining estimate" with "N/A". If I try to submit that, it tells me "Remaining estimate is invalid." I have to change "Remaining estimate" to 0 to submit the work log. I don't think a field should ever be auto-filled with an invalid value. Wouldn't a default of 0 be more appropriate?


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Remaining estimate becomes "N/A" when there is no original estimate on the story. That is a way of forcing the user to put a valid remaining estimate I guess.

Defaulting to 0 will make it a lot easier for people to ignore the estimates field and that is probably why that is not done.

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If you are using Tempo; try switching "Remaining estimate is optional" in the Tempo configuration. This will set the remaining estimate to 0h instead of n/a.

@M.D. Klapwijk I want to do just that but cannot locate where you can switch fields to optional anywhere in Administration for Tempo. Can you provide some information on how to navigate to where the configuration can be changed? 

Tempo Administration, Global Configuration, it's the 3rd option down from Logging Work.  If you don't see the option you may not be in tempo admonition permission

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