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Set the time spent based on a custom field

I am trying to integrate Jira with another system and the integration does not allow me to directly integrate the estimates (Original, Remaining, Spent) so I have copied the values into their own custom fields. I can set the original and remaining estimates fine but not the time spent.

I am using JMWE to automate and found a build your own (scripted) post function that allows me to set the time spent to a fixed amount

{{ "/rest/api/2/issue/:issue/worklog" | callJira(verb=("post"), params={"issue":issue.key}, 
"timeSpent": "1h"
) | dump(2) }} 

 This works fine except I want to use the value of the custom time spent field {{ issue.fields.customfield_10172 }} to set the value. 

I have tried to insert this as the following but

 "timeSpent": "{{ issue.fields.customfield_10172 }}h" 

"timeSpent": {{ issue.fields.customfield_10172 }}"h"

Does anyone have an idea of what to try next?



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Hi @Annika ,

What is the problem you are encountering with that attempt?

Also, what is the field type of customfield_10172 ?

Hi David
Thanks for your response - I referenced the wrong custom field in my 

  • 10172 is original estimate (can copy the value into the Jira Original Estimate Field)
  • 10173 is remaining estimate (can copy the value into the Jira Remaining Estimate Field)
  • 10174 is time spent
  • ALL are number fields

If I put the customer field in front of the '' ''

{{ "/rest/api/2/issue/:issue/worklog" | callJira(verb=("post"), params={"issue":issue.key}, 
"timeSpent": {{ issue.fields.customfield_10174 }}"h"
) | dump(2) }}

then the error I get is 

(string) [Line 3, Column 16] parseAggregate: expected colon after dict key

And if I put it inside of the ""

{{ "/rest/api/2/issue/:issue/worklog" | callJira(verb=("post"), params={"issue":issue.key}, 
"timeSpent": "{{ issue.fields.customfield_10174 }}h"
) | dump(2) }}

then the response is

  Error: Unexpected response: 400
 Worklog must not be null.
 timeLogged: Invalid time duration entered.


 I am sure it is a syntax error and I have tried googling but no luck. 

Hope you can help :)

Hi @Annika 

actually, the correct syntax is:

{{ "/rest/api/2/issue/:issue/worklog" | callJira(verb=("post"), params={"issue":issue.key}, 
"timeSpent": issue.fields.customfield_10174 + "h"
) | dump(2) }}

I believe this should work, although there might still be a conversion problem between number and string.


That worked perfectly, thanks David 

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