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Field description - Remaining time



Short description:


Remaining time on an issue shows the predicted number of working hours left on the issue, to complete it.






Default name: Remaining time


Terminology variations: None.


In-Use: Optional. This field can be set to be used in the issue field configuration.


Mandatory: Optional. This field can be set as mandatory, but need not be.


Data type: Decimal. This is the number of hours, in decimal. 0.5 equals 30 minutes.


Access restrictions: (Default) Created: "Read/Write" for all internal users, and "No access" for external or support users.  Editing: "Read/Write" for all internal users,  and "Read/write if owner or reporter" for external or support users.


To only allow changes through work logs and not manually on the issue, you should limit access to be "Read" on this field.



Estimated and Actual time: This field is usually calculated from Estimated time minus Actual time.



Affected by these settings: 

Project > Settings > General, section "Sub-issues":

"Aggregate times from sub-issues on parents" - If "Remaining time" is checked in this setting, this field can no longer be set directly a the parent issue, but instead shows the sum of remaining times on its sub-issues. Remaining time can then only be set directly on issues that does not have sub-issues.


General > Settings > Issue configurations > Issue rules.

Remaining time can be used in issue rules, either as a criterion, or being set in the rule action.



Use cases: 

The Remaining time is used to show how much work time left there is on the issue. 

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