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Logging Time in a Timesheet

Creating worklogs for yourself requires the Work On Issues permission. Creating worklogs for other team members requires the Log Work for Others permission.

You can log time on Jira issues in any timesheet. 

  1. Access the timesheet either from My work :my_work_dc: Teams :teams_dc: , or Accounts :accounts_dc: .

  2. Make sure you're viewing days in the grid view.

  3. To create a worklog, do one of the following:

    1. Click the Log Time button at the top. The Log Time dialog box is displayed.

    2. If you have an issue in the timesheet, you can click an empty cell for that issue to log time on it. The Log Time dialog box is opened with the issue preselected. You can use the Show issue lists box at the top to display issue filters in the timesheet that are relevant to you. This will help you to quickly find the issues you need to log time on. For more information about how to show issue filters in a timesheet, see Displaying Issue Lists and Jira Filters in the User Timesheet - Tempo Server.

    3. Press w on your keyboard to open the Log Time dialog box.

  4. Fill in the Log Time dialog box.

    1. You can select a different issue from the issue drop-down list. Use the issues tabs and search box to find your issue. For more information about how to configure the issue picker, see Log Time - Tempo Server.

    2. If you have the permission to log time for other users, you can select a User.

    3. If you select the Period option, you can log time on the issue for a period of time.

    4. Click the calendar if you want to log time on a different date.

    5. Enter the Worked hours and Remaining estimate, if required.

    6. Give a brief Description of the work done.

  5. When you are finished, click Log Time.

Logging Time for Others

  1. Access the timesheet either from My work :my_work_dc: Teams :teams_dc: , or Accounts :accounts_dc: .

  1. Click the dropdown arrow next to your name to display an editable field and drop-down.

  2. Type the name of the team member whose timesheet you want to view. 

  3. Click Log Time at the top.

  4. Complete the Log Time dialog box.


When you log time for another team member in My Work, the Calendar view is not available.

Logging Time with Start Time

By default, the Users can specify a start time when they log time option is disabled, but if enabled, any Tempo Timesheets user can set start and stop time when logging time. This means that the Date field in the Log Time dialog box changes to a date/time field in the enabled case. The current time is used as default.

If the option is enabled, the time is also displayed in all reports and the inline editing windows.

  • The time can be changed by writing directly into the boxes.

  • The time can also be changed by clicking the boxes and selecting from a calendar/list.

  • All dates from start date to end date in Period worklog show the same time as selected in the Time field.


A useful reading on the difference between my JIRA worklog and my Tempo worklog.

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