Is there a way to determine time entry method?

Is there a way to tell how time entry was added to an issue? I.E. Mylin or the web interface?

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Yes, if you are integrating with other systems, use JIRA REST API and check whether there are any worklogs recorded.

http://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/latest/#id343733

Your question also says 'web interface'. The JIRA issue view already shows a tab with the worklogs entered for that issue. What did you mean by web interface?

By web interface I mean the JIRA web interface. The APIs in JIRA allow entries to be made from countless methods, like Mylin, or just by logging into JIRA and entering a worklog entry.

What I want to determine is if a time entry was made from Mylin or if the user logged in to the JIRA web interface and created a worklog entry.

Is this possible?

No, Jira's web-ui is just one way of getting data in and out - the core data doesn't care where it's come from, who is reading it, as long as they have permissions.

In other words, what I said before - unless you make changes in the core of Jira to add "this came from", or deliberately flag something in your mylin/REST entries, you have no way of knowing how it was entered. (Oh, and yes, you can read the logs, but they recycle, so aren't permanent records)

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There's no way of knowing how something was entered. It shouldn't really be important - what really matters is who entered what.

If you think people are doing something incorrectly because they are using a different tool, then you need to think about changing their behaviour, or your processes.

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Assuming you are talking about Jira, then yes. I'm not actually sure what you mean by "time entry", but every change to a Jira issue is logged with date, time and user, as well as what changed (except comment delete or edits)

  • If "time entry" is a field, or set of fields, look in the issue history.
  • If "time entry" means the Jira work log facilities, then look at the work logs.

Both of those are tabs on the issue display in the standard UI

I can't speak for Mylin - I've not really used it enough to know.

This is in reference to Jira's worklogs. I want to determine if a user entered the worklog entry with the web interface or through something like Mylin.

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