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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.



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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