Guide to our new Timetracker feature: Worklog Attributes 

Timetracker Worklog Attributes

Many of our customers requested an additional field where users could add attributes to their worklog, so we made it! We are pleased to introduce you our new feature: Worklog Attributes

Setting up the Worklog Attributes 

Just like for any other features, you can find the settings in a new tab in the Global Settings. Please note, only JIRA Administrators and JIRA System Administrators can configure Timetracker. Users without the necessary permissions, won’t be able to access the Global Settings of Timetracker.

Settings of Timetracker Worklog Attributes

First of all, you can set with a checkbox that adding an attribute to every worklog is mandatory or optional. Selecting the checkbox means that users won’t be able to add worklogs without at least one Worklog Attribute. The number of attributes is not limited, you can add more than one to a worklog.

Below this, you can define the worklog attributes. Users can only use attributes that are defined here!

  • The maximum length of an attribute is 50 character
  • You can not use “,” in the attribute name and we recommend to avoid special characters
  • The added attributes will show up under the input field
  • You can change the order of the attributes by drag&drop each row
  • You can delete any of the attributes anytime

Adding Worklog Attributes to a Worklog 

After defining the attributes, users will be able to add them to their worklogs.

If you checked that the field is mandatory it will appear automatically on the Timetracker main page and the users won’t be able to hide it.

On the other hand, if it is only optional, you can decide whether you want to see this field or not

Adding Worklog Attributes to a Worklog

Differentiate logged work with labels like “overtime”, “not billable”, etc. You can add multiple attributes to a worklog at once.

Addig Worklog Attributes to a Worklog with an input field

Report by Worklog Attributes 

Separate issues and create reports about them based on the defined attributes.
Select one or multiple attributes to narrow down your report query.

Worklog Attributes filter in Timetracker Reporting

Use Case Examples 

When could be Worklog Attributes useful?


  • If you have an external and internal project as well and you want to separate the “Billable” and “Not Billable” worklogs.
  • If the cost / hourly rates are different in overtime and the user has to mark which tasks were done outside of their normal working hour
  • Some frequently used Worklog Description can be added as Worklog Attribute so the user doesn’t have to type them every occasion and this way you can also make sure that it is the same in case of all the worklogs (no typos, misspellings).

Try Timetracker app for free. You can find it on the Atlassian Marketplace.

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