[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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Debbie's example up there is something our teams need as well. Plus 1

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This is a feature we really really need. PLUS 100! 

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Stephen,

Can you guys at least provide a workaround in the meantime? That would be really helpful. 

 

 

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Wanted to add my two cents in here. We have a need to monitor hours spent on an account per month, compared to a set monthly budget (a custom field set at the project level). Currently, there is no way to view time entries over a custom date range and also have the "budget" custom field appear in the same report. This feature would solve so many problems for us!

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Hi guys, sorry for the delay getting back here. Thank you for your continued input and use cases.

As a workaround, you could create a Report and group by Time Spent and filter by a Custom Field. See my quick example below.

I appreciate it's not an ideal solution and I'll be sure to update you here when I have more information from the Product Team on this ๐Ÿ‘

 

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Any update on this? Every time I need to report the accumulated time for a set of tasks at the same level I am back to wasting a lot of time juggling Wrike exports on a spreadsheet. I really need a better way to report billable, the worst thing is that the information is right there. If you give me tasks IDs both for task reports and for hours reports that would optimize my spreadsheet juggling a lot.

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The time spent workaround doesn't work for this use case: 

Report number of Billable Hours, by a Person, on an Account, for a timeframe. 

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My team really needs this as well. We have projects that have a set number of hours of development work each month. The only way to view the tasks worked on is with the Timelog report. Since this gives me all of the time spent in that project in a month regardless of when the task was created, completed, started, etc. But we can't filter this information by our custom fields. This would be amazing since it would allow us to see the type of work (custom field) that was completed. 

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Not to get super greedy here, but it appears that Timelog Reports and all other reports share a similar programming foundation - when you guys get around to Custom Fields in Timelog Reports (which as two pages of users can attest to, is desperately needed), adding Calculated Fields as options would be huge to create Project Delta calculations, remaining estimated hours, etc. 

For the record, I would prefer that these be added to Timelog View, and not just Timelog Reports, since Reports don't have an "Include Everything" option, whereas Timelog View can be launched from the global environment (rather than a specific folder). 

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FYI people, a couple days ago I was forced to login again and saw a link on the home page requesting to provide feedback on things like capacity planning, and reporting on budget vs reality and such. It looks like the PO on Wrike is working, or at least considering working towards our requests here. The link to Survey Monkey is gone so I can't share it with you, but from the questions in the Survey, it looks like they are targetting features that could help us a lot with our necessities.

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The calculated fields feature from Wrike Labs needs to be available on Time log reports. I would like to pull a report with Budget versus Actual (Time Spent). I can't put the Time Spent Column in a Project report and I can't put a custom field (Budget Hours) in a time log report. The calculation option is  only available in Project and Task reports. Very frustrating.

 

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Hi all, our Product Team is interested in this and will be researching how this might be achieved. I've been told the implementation is complicated because of Timlog's cross different existing features but they will be looking into it. I've no dates or concrete info to share right now.

Once I have more information, I'll update the task title with a Status and post back here. Thanks for your continued input and votes ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Stephen. Thanks for the updated. There is an extremely simple workaround while the complicated implementation is achieved: Include TASK_ID at both TASK and TIMELOG level o nreports or views. This will allow us a spreadsheet or any other tool to put together the information.

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Just coming in to +1 this suggestion too.

 

Our creative team works as a central function to a wider business, and whilst we don't charge our jobs internally to the rest of the business, we need to be able to track (in one system) the jobs completed and time spent on jobs per division, brand or website we service, in order to allocate resource to the right teams more accurately.

Currently we are doing this in two different systems entirely, that causes very inaccurate time reporting and users forget about their time logging or log to the wrong job because there isn't a cross reference between the two systems. Originally I wanted to be able to use the API to solve this issue, but found that to be super long-winded to work around a function that could be available in Wrike.

 

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Holly,

    We are software development shop with years of experience in the field and many complex projects in our portfolio, because the way the company invoices Harvest -> Xero  we had to develop our own sync process that takes time log entries from Wrike and syncronizes them to Harvest. It works, but it requires some maintenance, not appropriate if you don't have the experience. Wrike's API is a really fine piece of software, but Harvest has been a struggle. In this way people has to put their time in the appropriate projects/tasks in Wrike.

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I am trying to create a report that shows the Time Spent column, a custom field, Budgeted Hours, and sort by parent folder and time category. Unfortunately, I can't add custom fields in time log reports and I can't use time entry categories in the project and task reports. I need to use a category that each user can choose when entering time.

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Hi Wrike Team,

Agree with the comments above will wait for your progress on add Custom Fields to the Timelog Report.

Thank you.

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Is there any update on this feature?--It's a critical issue standing between us as a new Wrike team and adoption of the tool. I could share the timesheet format that I'm trying to reproduce.

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Hi, 

first question: how many of us have to vote to implement it into a system?

Possibilities to have the custom field in time log reports look like basic functionality. Without it, the report is almost unuseful.

If you need some inspiration how should it work, here is the first idea i had: parameter for custom filed visible in time log report - then if its=1 and the user have the rights to see that filed you show it in the report. Don't waste time for grouping on screen excel is much more flexible - just allow us to export needed data in a row.

second question: When? it's extremally crucial - we waste a lot of time composing one report from two excels sheets.

Off topic - where can I define my signature here??

 

Kind regards, E.

 

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Since we can't customize TimeLog reports enough, we've been forced to make our own "Wrike" SQL database (exports via API) and are syncing it regularly. Then we can make any custom analysis, filter & slice & dice & aggregate as we wish...

It would be great if this would be available in the product itself.

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This is a awesome idea. We do the something similar with our custom fields across our divisions and the type of work we are doing.

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@Emilia - here's how voting works on the Community.

@Blaลพ, it would be amazing if you could post a little bit more detail about how you achieve your workaround.

 

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@Stephen - Basically we use Wrike API calls to incrementally (using the last updated parameter) query changed data and insert/update into our local SQL database. The SQL database was designed based on objects that we get from API - Tags, Tasks, TasksTags, TimeLogs, Users...

We also include some external (non-Wrike) data... e.g. employee absence (sick leave, vacation...), since we do not manage that via Wrike.

On top of that you can make ad-hoc queries, views, reports via some data visualization tool, even an OLAP cube if you wish...

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I would like to just add my vote on this feature upgrade. Especially since Timelog Categories cannot be made Team-specific but applies to the entire account, the ability to include custom fields in the Timelog reports is crucial to the relevance of the functionality.

 

For instance, we use it to specify which subsidiary company a given task has been completed for, and subsequently where the invoice should go. This subsidiary list is specific to each team on the account, so we cannot just use an account-wide Category list for this purpose.

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I'm all for this as well..... 

We have a need to be able to produce a monthly Timelog of Time Spent, filtered by a Custom Field which in our case is an Internal Order number.....

I'd really love to see this feature.

 

Alternatively the ability to be added functionality in the Time Spent this Week report to make it Time spent this MONTH

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Hey all,

We could really use this functionality as well, but we've come up with a work-around that may help some of you. If you would only be using the custom field to group the entries, you could have a set of folders that are your custom field values then tag your tasks into these folders and group the timelog report by parent folder.

@Stephen Quinn "make it Time spent this MONTH" - You can totally do that! After you've made the report, click the edit button at the top right and change the date filter in the third column. You may have to reload the report for the changes to apply.

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This is one of those features I presumed would be available right out of the box.

If others are looking for another workaround, do timelog excel export and a regular excel export and include item ID in both. Merge the two in Excel and you get the custom fields aligned to the respective time entries.

It's not easy but it's all there is until Wrike gets this issue addressed.

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Is there any update on this feature?

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Hi all - wondering if there is any update on this request. As with all comments above, this will be super useful for our business. 

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Still very eager to see this feature added.....

 

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