Logging time on a work package

Users can book their time or units spent directly on work packages, which gives a clear indication of how much effort the project activities require. You can either log time in the work package view or via a commit message.

Logging time in the work package view

In order to log spent hours for a certain task, select the corresponding work package. Select Log time from the More functions dropdown menu.

Select log time function

You will be directed to the detailed view where you can edit the following:

  1. The work package ID of the work package you want to log time on. The work package ID of the work package which you selected via the Log time option is shown automatically. You can change this number, in which case the time spent will be logged on the respective work package.
  2. The date, for which the time will be logged.
  3. The actually logged time (in hours).
  4. The comment field, where you can note a more detailed description of the activities that you log time for.
  5. The Activity dropdown menu offers a choice of activity categories, such as coordination or development. The range of categories can vary from project to project and can be edited by a project administrator or a role with respective permissions.
  6. Don’t forget to Save your logged time.

Log spent time

The aggregated time logged on a work package is shown in the work package view.

Spent time in work package view

Logging time via a commit message

Note: the “enable time logging” option must be activated under system settings in order to log time via a commit message.

To log time to a work package via a commit message you need to use the following syntax: Refs #Work package number @amount of hours. For example refs #123 @2h will log 2 hours for the work package number 123.

Log time via commit message