[Status: Coming Soon...๐Ÿ•‘] Custom Field in Timelog Report

I'm loving the timelog reporting feature. It solves so many problems for me! One small suggestion I have is to allow adding the custom fields into the report, like your other reports (using the sprocket/settings icon). For example, we have a custom field for allocated hours. I would like to see how the time spent compares to the hours that were allocated.

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Anastasia

Hey Keeley! That's a great point. Happy to hear you're enjoying the functionality, and it's fantastic hearing your feedback about a new feature so soon after its release, I really appreciate it!

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Are there any updates on this feature (Custom field in a time log report)? 

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This is a must. The timelogs don't really live by themselves, and the filtering and grouping options they provide alone (without the richness of the task properties) are extremely limited. Adding the attributes of the associated tasks as filtering options for the timelog reports will prove extremely useful and consistent. 

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I agree with Keeley Reed and Anibal Rojas. Having the timelog include this feature, the option of having a custom field to filter by in reports, would greatly increase the scope of the current service. In my last entry I was a little vague, but is there a way to make a formal request for this process to be implemented?

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Anastasia

Hi everyone! I don't have a timeframe to share just yet, but we're internally discussing options which would improve both the Reporting and Time Tracking experiences, so this feedback is great!

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Anastasia, great to hear. We heavily rely on time tracking in Wrike. We even wrote a script that syncs Wrike time entries with Harvest every few minutes, for us the ability to "query" Wrike timelogs is really important because of its relationship with budget control around the projects and later invoicing: money. 

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Agree. Also filtering & grouping by custom fields.

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Anastasia

@Anรญbal, that's really interesting! Just in case you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, I wanted to mention that we have a dedicated API Community, since it sounds like this is something you've been working with. Would love to hear about your use case there too!

@Blaลพ, thanks for the input and for the additional details! :)

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Anastasia thank you, Wrike API is pretty good, documentation is excellent, in our case the Harvest API has been the one giving us trouble.

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Would love to see this feature added, currently, the timelog report is fairly limited without it for what I am trying to do. You can't achieve the same thing with a tasks report because you cant filter by when the timelog entries were entered

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Hi Andrew! What kind of Custom Fields would you add to this Report?

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I would like to add a custom field "Invoiced" (as Checkbox) visible in the Timelog Report, and to use it for filtering entries which are not invoiced yet. Would be great If the time logging feature would be extended! 

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Hi Jรผrgen, that definitely makes sense (and different from what I was envisioning the use case would be), thank you!

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Hi Anastasia, I would add โ€œtype of workโ€ I have different charging rates for different types of tasks, and also some work is covered under a maintenance agreement and some is project based, I have added a custom field to all tasks and assigned the work type, it would then be great to be able to filter by the custom field.

 

You cant do it with a Tasks based report as it doesnโ€™t allow you to filter the tasks based on when the actual work was logged in the timelog. Another issue with the timelog is the sums of hours in parent folders doesnโ€™t account for tasks that are tagged within multiple folders.

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We've been liking Wrike because of it's ease of use for resource planning and the Salesforce integration.  However, the time log report and time log view are too limiting.  We want to filter on time logs for billable vs non-billable tasks (we created a "billable" dropdown custom field on the task), and it just doesn't seem Wrike can support this. โ˜น๏ธ

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Another vote for custom fields. Much like the others I'd like to add Invoiced, but also a custom checkbox of: Billable. 

 

Thank you!

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I had some time to think about this, and basically I would need two things:

  • I want to create a custom field "Billable" on Project/Folder/Task Level, which is possible already. But I need to filter the timelog report for entries, which have the flag "Billable" set in a parent item.
  • Then, as mentioned before, I need the flag "Invoiced" to mark the time entries themselves as soon as the invoice is created, and the possibility to filter again.

As a result I could create a timelog report to get all time entries which are assigned to a billable task or folder, which are not invoiced yet grouped by project. Currently we don't use the time recording in Wrike, but this could be a good start.

Oh and by the way, as it is related a bit: It should be possible to print/export to pdf timelog reports. Unfortunately we still have big customers, which demand for printed invoices with printed timelog sheets attached to the invoice sent by postal mail :-(

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Are there any updates on this feature (the Custom field in a time log report)? 

I have seen, we have the option to review and extract timelong's only for Std fields, but we don't have the option to review or add custom fields.
it will be good, you guys analysis this request and add this feature this year :)  

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Chiming in here that by not allowing for custom fields in the timelog report I'm exporting a ton of data into Excel and mashing it up there. This is a painful interim process and is slowing down our cross-team engagement and usage of Wrike. 

 

The pain is real and this is our P1 biggest missing feature in Wrike. 

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Yes, This should reduce a lot of manual work indeed!

Looking forward to see this feature in Wrike

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It will be great if the Custom Field Filters are added in the Timelog Report. It will reduce the Manual Work and time Consumption

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Hi everyone, our team is thinking through how this could be implemented (it's not as straightforward as it seems). Right now that's the best update I can give, but we'll post updates as we have them. 

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Thanks for the update Stephanie! For sure I can understand the complexity of the feature, beyond what looks like a simple JOIN between tables, please let us know here if you have questions or ideas you want to share or discuss so maybe we can find together an MVP for this feature.

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Thanks for the update Stephanie! Look forward to future updates.

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Are there any updates on this feature (the Custom field in a time log report)?, Also I have noticed that wrike has added new timelog report formate on 1st March.

The new format is not user-friendly, the old time long report is more comfortable comparing new formate.

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I really need the custom fields added to the timelog report - would save my company about 5-8 man hours of manual work that we do each month to update each timelog with the dept that needs to be billed for that time. We have a custom field for that... but alas, its not on this timelog report. 

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We have a custom field called "Budget Hours" - we need to be able to report on hours spent versus hours budgeted and flag those over or close to budget.  It seems like a simple function really. 

 

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I am disappointed that the one feature that made me choose Wrike over Monday/10,000feet is the time tracking - when in truth this feature is pretty ordinary and VERY limited reporting

 

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Adding to that is that the time units aren't consistent either :(

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Stephen

Hi all, our team are looking at this, however, the discussions are in their early phase. This thread is a great source of value during the discussion.

Once I have more concrete updates we'll post back, in the meantime, please continue to vote for the original post and add your use cases. Thank you!

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