What is the best way to track vacation?

What is the best way to track vacations in JIRA?

How can I display (dashboards) all vacations for the current year?


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HI Tatiana,

JIRA is perfect for this, we have been doing this for quite a while. Here it goes:

We have created a issue type "Absence".

A field "Type of absence" has values like "Regular vacation", "Flextime", "Other" (e.g. Illness).

Than we have two fields "Start Date" and "End Date" which are mandatory.

An employee creates a absence issue. The absence workflow gives him the opportunity to pass it to his manager for approval. After this it goes to a state "Absence Planned". So an employee can create his absences, each for one vacation, early in the year.

When an employee is going to holiday, he sets the status "Absent".

After this the transition "Back again" closes the issue.


For an overview I created a dashboard with an list of all open issues that have the type absence. As Start and End Date are Fields you can have a nice list in the way:


Markus     Absence Planned       10/10/15       10/15/15
Paul       Absent                07/20/15       07/25/15


Hope that helps!



Dear Markus,

What plug-in do you use for creating an issue with above types, please ?



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