Standardizing Estimation

In order to standardize the Estimation field, we have a workflow rule as follows:

when Estimation.changed && issue.parent for.isEmpty { 
var interval = created + Estimation;
var difference = interval - created;
assert (Estimation == 1 hour || Estimation == 2 hours || Estimation == 4 hours || difference.millis % 86400000 == 0): "Permitted Estimations are: 1h, 2h, 4h, and multiples of 8h";

 After having discovered problems with large estimations, it appears that millis are being calculated incorrectly for >3d.

Is there a better approach?

Comment actions Permalink
Official comment

Hello John,

thank you for your question. Could you please tell us, what are the settings that you currently have in Time Tracking section (Administration > Time Tracking)? How many Hours per day do you have there and how many workdays?

Thank you!

Comment actions Permalink

For Time Tracking (/admin/workSchedule), the settings are:

Hours per Day: 8

Workdays: Monday-Friday

Comment actions Permalink

Hello John,

sorry for the delay. We have just implemented a workaround which allows users to perform calculations with periods. Please wait until the workaround is delivered, you can subscribe to the updates here:

We believe that this improvement might help you work with periods more effectively.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.


Please sign in to leave a comment.