Log Time Form - Tempo Cloud

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The Log Time form is where you record the time you spend working on Jira issues and calendar events.020-03-19_12-01-04.png

Filling in the Form

By default, Issue, date, and duration are the only fields you need to fill in. Administrators can also make additional fields required, based on your organization's needs. For example, entering a description of the work done can be made mandatory. Mandatory fields are highlighted so that you can easily identify where you are required to enter information. 

Note that the Remaining estimate, Billing, and User fields are not loaded until you have selected an issue where these fields apply.

When you log time on an issue in the Jira issue view or on plans and calendar events in My Work, Issue and Date are automatically populated.

  • If you need to find the issue you worked on, click inside the Search box. A list of issues is displayed, with suggested issues based on your activities at the top. You can also use the filters to narrow down the search.
  • To change the date, click the date box and select a new date.
  • To log time over a period of time, click the date box and select the Period check box. Select a start and end date.
  • If you need to record the start and end times, click Set start and end time, and then fill in the boxes. You can click X to hide the boxes and create a record without start and end time.  Tempo remembers the current state and shows or hides the fields according to your last choice.
  • Show hidden fields displays more fields. You can click  and decide which fields you want to be always visible and which fields to hide.
  • To keep the Log Time form open to log time on the same or another issue, select the Log another check-box before clicking the Log time button.

Applying Search Filters

When searching for an issue to log time on, Tempo suggests issues based on your activities. The suggestions are displayed at the top, flagged with a lightning bolt and a label explaining why the issue is suggested.


You can use filters to narrow down your search. For example, you can search for an issue in a specific project, or view only commonly used issues that you have marked as favorite. You can apply multiple filters and select which filters are available in the form. 

Available filters:

  • Favorite
  • Project
  • Assignee
  • Status
  • Internal
  • Account
  • Team 
  • Jira Filter

Select the filters you commonly use and in what order they are displayed. Tempo stores your preferences.

To apply a filter:

  1. In the Log Time form, click inside the Search box to start a search.
  2. Select filter(s) to apply. Where necessary, specify values for the filter, such as project, assignee, etc.
  3. Click a selected filter to disable it. The X to the right, clears all filters. 
  4. To configure which filters are available in the form, click the settings icon  at the upper-right to start reordering filters.

    • Drag filters you want to be available to the the Visible filters section.
    • Drag filters you don't need to the Hidden filters section.
    • Arrange the order of filters to your liking.
  5. When you are done arranging the filters, click SaveClicking the arrow to the upper-left closes the configuration mode without saving your changes.

Configuring the Log Time Form

Configure the new Log Time form according to your preferences so that you can log time with minimum effort. Select which optional fields should be visible in the form and in what order.

To configure the Log Time form:

  1. Click the settings icon  at the upper-right to start reordering fields.
    • Move fields to the desired location. You can arrange the order of both visible and hidden fields.
    • The number of required fields depends on your organization's needs and they are always visible in the Log Time form. You can rearrange their order as desired, for example if you want date and time to be at the top of the form, but you cannot hide required fields.
  2. When you are done arranging the fields, click Save. Clicking the arrow to the upper-left closes the configuration mode without saving your changes.

Marking Issues as Favorite

If you are working on many different issues at one time, it can be helpful to mark some of them as favorites, making them easier to access. You can mark an issue as a favorite in the issue search by clicking the star next to it so it turns yellow, as shown below. All your favorite issues are available in the Favorite filter.

When you no longer need quick access to an issue you have marked as a favorite, simply remove it from your favorite filter by clicking the star.

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Click a star to mark an issue as your favorite and add it to the Favorite filter.

Select the Favorite filter to see a list of all your favorite issues.