Configuring Work Attributes - Tempo Server

Work attributes are fields that you can add to worklogs to record detailed information about logged time. Examples of work attributes might be: "Overtime", "Non-Billable", or "Travel time". All work attributes are displayed in the Log Time dialog box.

Work attributes are configured in Tempo settings. Select Settings  in the Tempo sidebar, and then select Work Attributes under Configuration.

Creating Work Attributes

You can add custom fields to the Log Time dialog box that is used for logging time on issues. 

  1. In the Name box, enter the name for the work attribute you want to create.
  2. If the attribute should be a required field, select the Required check-box.
  3. Select a Type from the drop-down menu. Available types include Checkbox, Dynamic Dropdown, Input Field, Numeric Input Field, and Static List. You can also select Account as a Work Attribute type, which allows you to link worklogs directly to accounts.
  4. Click Add to save.  
  5. You can change the order of custom fields (work attributes) in the Log Time dialog box. Reorder the attributes by dragging and dropping rows in the table.

To delete a work attribute:

  • Click Delete on the left-hand side of the attribute to be deleted.
  • The attribute will no longer be visible in the Log Time dialog box.

Static List

When adding a simple drop-down list (Static List), you need to add items to the list by completing the following steps:

  1. When you select Static List as a work attribute type, a Configure link is displayed in the Values column. Click the link.

  2. Enter the items you want to display in the drop-down list, and click Add. Repeat this step as many times as needed. You can drag-and-drop the items to reorder the list.

  3. When you are finished, click Save

  4. Click Add to add the list to the Log Time dialog box.

Dynamic Dropdown

When adding a Dynamic Dropdown, an externally sourced drop-down list, complete the following steps:

  1. When you select Dynamic Dropdown as a work attribute type, a Configure link is displayed in the Values column. Click the link.

  2. In the API URL field, enter the URL for fetching drop-down list items from an external service. For example, you might want to create a custom field called Operations in the Log Time dialog box and have users choose an operation from a drop-down list. The URL is used to fetch the list of operations.

    URL Example:

    where you have configured the external service (at to recognize the URL and return a list of operations in a standard format (see the Before you begin note above).

  3. When you are finished, click Save.
  4. Click Add to add the drop-down to the Log Time dialog box.