Introducing a New UI for Work Attributes in Tempo Timesheets 8.2 for JIRA

We’ve been working on the administration side of Tempo Timesheets for JIRA among other things. In Tempo Timesheets 8.1, we introduced new permissions to simplify the permission management in Tempo.

What’s new in Tempo Timesheets 8.2?

In our latest release, we’re introducing a completely new UI for work attributes–previously know as worklog attributes. A new list type attribute with simple drop-down lists (static lists) is also available in this version.

You can add additional custom fields to the form that users fill out when they log their work. These additional fields are called work attributes, for instance overtime, account, and transport costs.  

What else?

This new release of Tempo Timesheets will include a feature removal of the script worklog attribute type. If you are not using this feature, this will not affect your Tempo set up or affect dynamic drop-down lists, which get information from a REST service.

Get information about how your instance is affected by an upgrade, by reading the proactive actions for each release. Depending on the upgrade, user permissions might change, features might be removed, or extra upgrade administration tasks might be required.

Adding a work attribute to the log work form

Like Atlassian’s JIRA applications which allow you to add custom fields in addition to the built-in fields, Tempo lets you add work attributes (custom fields) to the log work form when JIRA users log their time in addition to the built-in attributes. Learn more about types of work attributes available here.


The work attributes are accessible from the Administration page under Add-ons and Tempo. It’s easy to add fields to the log work form with in-line editing. Below you can see the new UI.


In the screenshot above, we‘ve added all types of attributes to our log work form – which will be visible when users log their work (see next screenshot).

You can name your attribute whatever you want, have it as a requirement (or not), and finally choose which type you would like it to be as mentioned earlier.

JIRA issues can also include an Account drop-down list, which is a JIRA custom field, not a work attribute. If users select an account on a work log, the hours are logged to that account and not to any account that is selected on the JIRA issue.

Collect customized data when users log their time

As JIRA users log their work with Tempo Timesheets, the attributes are displayed in the form. The work attributes are ideal and valuable when custom data collection is needed.


It’s also possible to report on work attributes. You can report on multiple levels i.e. user, project, team, account, advanced, and JIRA issue level. Use filters to pare down your report until it only shows the data that you want, as shown below. It’s easy to export all data to Excel.

If your team is using the Tempo mobile app to log work, the work attributes are supported in the app as well. 


Read more about improvements and fixes in Tempo Timesheets 8.2 for JIRA Server here.

Also, please read about proactive actions before upgrading.

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5 Responses

  1. Janos says:

    Dear Steinunn,

    We just recognised that the new release removed the feature of changing the User by a drop-down list on the timesheet.

    Our accountant and project managers use Tempo regularly to see the worked hours of our developers (for processing payment as well as to see the occurred work hours for particular Jira Epics).

    By removing the functionality of changing the User and seeing the worked hours, caused a massive issue for us. We couldn’t process payment easily as the accountant couldn’t get the our developers’ worked hours report out of Tempo. She saw only her own timesheet but not others. To get the reports, she had to contact our Jira administrator, who logged in Jira by each developer to access their individual timesheet and create the report. Unfortunately, it was time consuming and we cannot sustain it in the future.

    I hope this feature will be restored as soon as possible as it removed one of the greatest functionalities of Tempo Timesheets by allowing to see other user’s timesheet easily.
    If it won’t be allowed anymore, could you please suggest some workarounds to achieve this?

    Thanks & Regards,

  2. Janos says:

    Dear Steinunn,

    As I haven’t received any response to my comment so I contacted the Tempo helpdesk. Believe me or not, they solved my issue within minutes.

    The problem was that the new release changed the Permission settings in Jira. So I had to add the required users (by their groups) to the “View All Worklogs” permission as this permission allows one user to see the work logs for all other users.

    To achieve this:
    1. Click the JIRA Administration Gear Icon.
    2. Select Issues.
    3. Scroll down to Permission schemes.
    4. Click the Permissions link of the scheme that you want to edit.
    5. Under Time tracking permissions, scroll down to locate View All Worklogs, and click edit.
    6. Grant permissions by project role, application access, or group. If you click on ‘Show more’, you will see more options beyond the three default ones.

    Kind Regards,

    • Steinunn says:

      Hi Janos
      I’m very sorry I missed your question! Glad that everything worked out and our support team solved the issue quickly.

      Best regards,

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