Feature #2687


different estimated time units hours<>days per tracker type

Added by Anonymous about 15 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Issues planning
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:


Estimated time:


For product planning and project management, I propose in addition to Feature #1953
  • make unit of estimated time configurable (is a float anyway)
  • support time unit days in addition to hours (maybe even weeks and at least for the Feature tracker)
  • make this configurable differently for Feature/Support/Bug trackers.
To avoid the need to provide converting routines, when change of unit is allowed later
  • internally the unit could stay hour (estimated, spent) and
  • a day should equal 8 hours (or configurable amount).

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #1953: Due date calculation based on developer's estimationsNew2008-09-25

Related to Redmine - Feature #877: ability to vary the units used to track timeNew2008-03-17

Has duplicate Redmine - Feature #22578: change estimated time -- 'hours' to 'days' Closed

Actions #1

Updated by Etienne Massip over 12 years ago

  • Category set to Issues
Actions #2

Updated by Etienne Massip over 12 years ago

  • Category changed from Issues to Issues planning
Actions #3

Updated by Etienne Massip over 10 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

Although I think it should be per issue choice (replace the "Hours" label with a dropdown list).

Actions #4

Updated by Oğuz Kağan Aslan over 10 years ago

Our projects have small tasks, so in the dropdown menu a choice must be the "*minutes*".

Actions #5

Updated by budo kaiman over 8 years ago

+1 It would be great if redmine could detect and adjust the display format based on this.

value display
24.0 hours 3.0 days
0.5 hours 30 minutes
40.0 hours 1 week

It would also be nice to have mixed formats.

value display
48.0 hours 1 week 1 day
4.5 hours 4 hours 30 minutes
Actions #6

Updated by Go MAEDA about 8 years ago

  • Has duplicate Feature #22578: change estimated time -- 'hours' to 'days' added
Actions #7

Updated by Carsten S over 7 years ago


Actions #8

Updated by Mischa The Evil almost 7 years ago

  • Related to Feature #877: ability to vary the units used to track time added
Actions #9

Updated by Alexandre WALLET over 3 years ago

Up !
Use days/weeks is definitely a need for some projects containing hard or not direct steps.
It would be so handfull to set a start date and a estimated time so that the end date is calculated by itself and then appear in gant etc.

This is one of the basic limitation that is mainly reported by managers in my company.

This need has 11 years, so sad thing have not changed :(

Actions #10

Updated by Thibaut CRD almost 3 years ago

+1 !

This is a real need I think also to have the choice to get time expressed in hours or days, week, years


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