changing time tracking via database

Hi Guys

Is it possible to divide by three the total estimates and total time logged for all issues on jira through the database.

Reason is i am going to amend the time tracking config from 1day=24 config to 1day=8hours. Moment i flip this config all times logged will get multiplied by three.


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Henning Tietgens Community Champion Jun 13, 2013

Ah, yes, that's correct. 5d = 5*24h = 15*8h... my fault. :-)

The timetracking is saved within the worklog table. But there are also timetracking entries on the jiraissue and maybe at other locations? I'm not sure if it's ok to divide this values by 3 to get it working. Maybe you should test this first on a testystem :-) You have to shutdown JIRA, make the changes, start JIRA, full reindex.

But, I think a much better way is to use the Java API to make the changes. You can use the Script Runner plugin and a script to modify all worklogs.

any ideas guys?


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Henning Tietgens Community Champion Jun 13, 2013

Are you sure that this is happening? JIRA saves timetrackings in seconds, not in days. Did you test changing the confing or is it a guess that this is happening while changing the config?


Hi Tietgens

Yes, I am sure. I tested it with various combinations and it replicated everytime.

An estimate of 5day turned into 15days after the flip; the same with time logged, a total time logged of 3 days turned to 9 days after the flip.

Also I am on 4.1 jira. if that explains.


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