Bulk Edit Time Tracking (By Roles)

Is there a way to Bulk Edit the Remaining Estimates fields for Roles on multiple issues?

For example, I have several issues that have been completed. I need to set their Remaining Estimates to zero.

When I try to perform a Bulk Edit, the Time Tracking (By Roles) field is listed under Unavailable Actions, with the following error message: NOTE: This field is hidden for at least 1 issue in at least 1 project for the selected issues.

I have confirmed that the Time Tracking roles are properly configured for the Project in which the issues reside.

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Hi Adrian,

The Time Tracking (By Roles) field is listed under Unavailable Actions during Bulk Edit, because different issues selected for Bulk Edit could be having different role configuration/schemes. This will mean not each issues in the Bulk Edit will have same number of roles set up for them, or all the roles for each issues might not have same configuration settings.

We are still reviewing this to see if it can be allowed if certain conditions are met and will get back to you.

In the meantime, you could also set up your workflow to zero all the estimates when issues transition to Done.

You can achieve this, by adding a post function in your desired transition. This workflow post function can be "Update Issue Field", where you can set the remaining field value to 0. You can take note here, that when the remaining field become zero, all the role estimates will automatically be updated to zero, as we have already taken care of that.

Let us know if you have any further queries.


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Hi Abhinav,

Thanks for the tip.

Please continue to consider allowing for Bulk Edit, as there are other use cases that I have that could not be handled through a Workflow. For example, if I need to update the Remaining Estimate for only one Role, and there isn't a good Workflow transition with which to include a post-function.

In all of my use cases, I would be updating issues that had the same Role Configuration and Time Tracking Scheme, so it should be reasonable to only enable Bulk Edit when working with issues that meet that condition.



Hi Adrian,

If you have not noticed already, we have updated the plugin.


So, with the new version, if the issues selected for bulk edit have the same role configuration and in case issues are from different projects, then if they all have the same role based scheme, then, you can bulk edit the Time Tracking (By Roles) and Assignees (By Roles) fields.

Please let us know if this helps.



Hi Abhinav,

Unfortunately, I found an issue with the functionality.

When I perform a Bulk Edit to change a specific Remaining Estimate for one role across multiple issues, the Original Estimates and Remaining Estimates for all roles get updated, as well, to the values of the first issue in the selected list.

In this scenario, I would want only the specific Remaining Estimate for the role I have edited to be updated across the multiple issues and leave the Original Estimates and Remaining Estimates that I haven't edited intact.

Let me know if you could find a solution to that issue.



Hi Adrian,

Sorry I missed out your comment (somehow we were not notified with this new comment). We will look into this issue and will come back to you with a solution asap.



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