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how do I remove an incorrect work log?

I logged work against the wrong issue in JIRA, and need to understand how to remove it.

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I sent this work-around to my team:

  1. Click your profile/settings icon (bottom left)
  2. Click “Personal Settings”
  3. Under “Jira Labs”, uncheck “New Jira Issue View”
    • If required, submit feedback (e.g., “Need to edit/delete work logs”)
  4. Navigate back to the issue
    • If the issue opens on a side bar, click the “[Issue #]” link at the top of the issue to open it in the full window
  5. Under “Activity”, click “Work Log”

You can now edit your work log (assuming you have the correct permissions to do so). You can revert the view back by following steps 1–3 (except check vs. uncheck the box).

Thank you Jesse — much appreciated! This work-around worked. Beside, I think I will stay with old issue view. It's more compact and easier to read for me. I will miss harvest tracker in sidebar though. 

Steps 1,2 & 3 are actually not necessary. You can open an issue from the board and click the issue id in the upper left. And then click "See the old view" and then at the bottom you should see the Work Log subtab

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Thanks Mickey. I noticed that too a few weeks after posting here. So there is a semi-permanent and a very temporary method :)

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If you have the right permission in your Project Permission (Edit Own Worklogs ), go to the issue, open the "Work Log" tab and find the "trash" icon and click it to delete it :0

I've that permission to ANy logged in user, but there is no option to delete own worklogs.

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same problem here. I have all permissions but there is no trash icon

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Same here! I'm JIRA and project admin...

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Same problem here.

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Same here. No visible option to edit / delete worklog

I sent this workaround to my team:

You may notice in Jira that when you switch from “Comments” to “Work log” while viewing an issue, there is no option to edit previous work logs for that issue.

This could change at any given moment since we have no control over Jira’s updates, but as of right now if you need to edit/delete a work log:

  1. Click your profile/settings icon (bottom left)
  1. Click “Personal Settings”
  1. Under “Jira Labs”, uncheck “New Jira Issue View”
  1. If required, submit feedback (e.g., “Need to edit/delete work logs”)
  1. Navigate back to the issue, either via the [link redacted] or by browsing issues, etc.
    1. If the issue opens on a side bar, click the “CHERWELL-#” link at the top of the issue to open it in the full window
  1. Under “Activity” on the issue’s page, click “Work Log”

You can now edit your work log. You can revert the view back by following steps 2–4 (except check vs. uncheck the box).

It seems that there's no workaround yet for next-gen projects?

If you click into the ticket - next to the Activity heading (at the bottom of the ticket) you can click "Comments" and flip it to "Work Log" and then you can delete or edit an entry

I sent this work-around to my team:

  1. Click your profile/settings icon (bottom left)
  2. Click “Personal Settings”
  3. Under “Jira Labs”, uncheck “New Jira Issue View”
    • If required, submit feedback (e.g., “Need to edit/delete work logs”)
  4. Navigate back to the issue, either via the [link redacted] or by browsing issues, etc.
    • If the issue opens on a side bar, click the “[Issue #]” link at the top of the issue to open it in the full window
  5. Under “Activity” on the issue’s page, click “Work Log”

You can now edit your work log. You can revert the view back by following steps 1–3 (except check vs. uncheck the box).

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