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Only track time against Tasks, not User Stories or Features

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    dev

    Good idea. We register time on tasks and bugs only.

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    dev

    I agree with JSO. Add an option to allow us to select the work item types where time can be entered.

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    dev

    I'd take it a step further: allow tracking to certain work items based on team or user permissions. We have some teams that like charging to tasks, while others prefer the Product Backlog item. I don't mind if both items are used, just as long as the sum of the completed hours is correct.

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    Andreas E. Auderer

    would be great to force it - our team should only track against tasks

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    Jacquie Westendorf

    We have been using Timetracker for approximately 3 months now, and it is still a daily/weekly task to correct time entries made to work item types other than Tasks.

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    Vladimir Behak

    We also need whis feture

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    John Marsh

    We also need this feature. I would have thought that it would be fairly simple to implement too so can we have it soon please?

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    Claudia van der Burg

    Here also a lot of correcting time entries made on other work-items than tasks. 

    When can we expect this feature? 

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    7pace tech support

    Hi everybody!

    Would like to give you an update, this task (and other Feature Requests that are connected to the Rules Feature) is on my desk and I'm prototyping the whole feature.

    Will post updates here.

    Regards,

    Andarth

     

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    Calvin Gordon

    Hi Andarth,

    Any update regarding this? Being able to restrict who can assign time to certain work item types (tasks) is very important to us, and I would love an update on that feature.

    Thank you!

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    Maxim Shestakov

    Hi!

    This request is part of the Rules Feature, we've included it to our estimated roadmap

    Regards,
    Maxim (Andarth)

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    Kunal Ashar

    I do need this feature. My developers often post time against PBIs, features and epics instead of tasks, making my reporting incorrect.

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    Jason Neff

    I'd like to see this feature be implemented as we want to only allow time for features/PBI/Tasks

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    Vitaliy Gulko

    dear 7pace team,

    please consider such configurations possibility: create a tab where against work item types list checkboxes can be selected 'Do-not allow time tracking' and for those types activated switch off buttons of timetracking. 

     

    thanks and regards,

    Vitaliy 

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    Roman Fianta

    Hello everyone,

    this is Roman, Product Owner at 7pace. Allow me to share an update regarding this task. While the limitation of task types that users can track time on has not yet been implemented, we have recently introduced a feature that may decrease the number of incorrect records - Global filters (see Global Filters Enhance Advanced Search blog post). Combined with some process settings in Azure DevOps, this should enable you to introduce 'soft enforcement' of tracking time to the items at the desired level of hierarchy, as described in the text, below.

    Global filters allow administrators to set default filters that are applied in Add Time / Track Time dialogue of all employees. For example, if you set a global filter in a way that only Epics are displayed, users will be able to select only Epics when searching for an item in Add Time dialogue. That is the first part of the solution.

    Global filters, however, only affect the search in Add Time dialogue. This means that if a user opens a work item from some Azure DevOps board or search result, they will continue to be able to add/track time on the given item, no matter if the item is searchable in Add Time search box or not.
    This can be worked around by adjusting a layout of a given item type in Azure DevOps settings (Organization Settings -> Boards -> Process -> [Process name] -> [Item type name]). There, you can hide 7pace Timetracker controls on item level (1); or even the whole 7pace tab (2). Just consider the fact that removing 7pace tab (2) will also strip you of the beneficial insights available directly on an item, so I would recommend hiding the Timetracker section on Item detail (1) only.

     

    By combining global filters with the mentioned AzDO settings, users will not be able to search for items of a specific type in Add/Track time dialogues, and they will not see buttons for Adding/Tracking time in the respective item details. There are some other screens where time tracking will continue to be possible (items in Timesheets from past weeks, context menu on Boards), but majority of cases should be covered.

    I know this is not a hard limitation, and we still want to introduce the strict variant in the future (no estimated delivery date yet for this one I am afraid). But as the Global Filters feature - developed due to another popular request - also enables this soft enforcement, I wanted to share the idea with you.

    We will be happy to discuss more, just book time in our calendars and provide feedback or ask further questions.

    Thank you!
    Roman

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