Tempo Timesheets Tip of the Month: See the Worklog Calendar in Action


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With our recently released Tempo Timesheets 7.12 version, we’ve launched an exciting new feature called the Worklog Calendar. Our aim with the feature is to help users log the work performed in JIRA more easily and efficiently using a three-day view. For the April Tempo Timesheets Tip of the Month, we’ll explore the Worklog Calendar in action. Let’s take a look at what this feature has to offer:

Accessing the Worklog Calendar

Accessing the worklog calendar is simple. Just open up your user timesheet and select the Worklog Calendar button from the top-right corner.

accessing worklog calendar from top-right corner

Accessing the Worklog Calendar

This will open up a view in Tempo Timesheets called the Worklog Calendar. Note that the next time you enter your user timesheet, the Worklog Calendar will be the default starting view instead of the user timesheet. You can easily toggle back and forth between them by using the buttons in the top-right corner as illustrated above.

The worklog calendar in Tempo Timesheets

The Worklog Calendar

Logging Work with the Worklog Calendar

With the Worklog Calendar, users can log their work in two different ways. The first one is done by clicking on the date in question. This will open up a log work dialog where users can search for issues, type in how long they’ve worked on a JIRA issue, input how many hours are remaining on the issue (if enabled), and write a description of the worklog. The information on JIRA worklogs is similar to the traditional log work dialog in the user timesheet.

Log work form in the worklog calendar

The Log Work Form in the Worklog Calendar

The second way to log work using the Worklog Calendar is by using the Suggestion Cards, which are found in the sidebar displayed on the right side of the Worklog Calendar.

These Suggestion Cards can easily be moved to a date on the Calendar canvas by using the drag-and-drop method, as displayed in the image below.

Suggestion Card being dragged onto the Calendar canvas

Suggestion Card being dragged onto the Calendar canvas

Once the Suggestion Card has been dropped on a date in the calendar canvas, a log work form will automatically open, which the user has to fill out.

The suggestion cards were created to help the users remember what issues they’ve been working on recently and ultimately simplifies the process of logging work.

The Suggestion Cards on the right side are categorised into four different suggestion types:

  1. Assigned to me on these dates - Issues assigned to the current user on the selected dates.
  2. Recently Viewed Issues - Issues that current users has viewed recently.
  3. Watched Issues - Issues that current user is watching.
  4. Internal Issues - Internal Issues if configured on the JIRA instance and the current user has the browse permission on the project.


Editing logged work

Editing a previously created worklog is easy, simply click on the worklog and change anything you’d like. Users also have the option to shorten or extend the time worked on a JIRA issue by clicking on the bottom of the worklog card and dragging it up and down.

To delete a worklog you simply click on a worklog, then click the Delete link in the bottom-left corner, and it will disappear from the worklog calendar. See the image below.

Editing and deleting a worklog

Editing and deleting a worklog

Navigating between days

The default view in the Worklog Calendar displays three days: Today, Yesterday, and the day before that. You can easily navigate through days by clicking the left and right arrows in the top-right of the Worklog Calendar. Clicking the Today button will take you back to today’s date.

Navigating between days in the Worklog Calendar

Navigating between days in the Worklog Calendar

If a user navigates to a worklog period that has closed, the dates will display in gray and the user won’t be able to edit them or log work on that particular day. 

Closed days in the Worklog Calendar

Closed days in the Worklog Calendar

And that’s the Worklog Calendar in action. Please note that this is only the first iteration of the Worklog Calendar, which will continue to evolve gradually and improve over the upcoming months. We’d love to hear your feedback or comments on our new Worklog Calendar, so if you have any then please click on the Report Feedback button in the top-right corner of the Worklog Calendar.

Stay tuned here on our blog for more neat tips and trick on using our Tempo suite of add-ons for Atlassian’s JIRA.

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