# Automation based on time tracking

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## Summary

Create automation for time tracking which will send emails based on the threshold set in the condition.

## Solution

Prerequisite for the rule :

• Two fields to set the notification budget threshold value as per your requirement.

Rule logic :

1. We will trigger the rule when the work log is entered in an issue.

2. we will subtract the original estimate and remaining estimate and divide it by 28800 (/60/60/8) where 8 denotes the 8-hour work per day. This will give you the actual time spent on the case by the user.

3. Now, we will calculate the threshold values: Here: 50% is /2 and 75% is calculated by /4*3

• for 50% we will divide the original estimate value by 28800 and we will divide the result by 2

• for 75% we will divide the original estimate value by 28800 and we will divide the result /4 with the result, we will multiply by 3.

4. We will now add conditions to the calculations made in the above 2 steps.

• if step2 value > step3 50% and step2 < step3 75% then we will update the field the notificaiton_50%_budget to YES and then send an email to the users.

• if step2 value > step3 75% we will update the field notification_75%_budget to YES and send an email to users.

Rule creation steps :

Step 1:

Step 2:

Action → Create variable

smart value :

{{#=}}({{issue.fields.timetracking.originalEstimateSeconds}} - {{issue.fields.timetracking.remainingEstimateSeconds}}) / 28800 {{/}}

Step3:

Action → create variable :

Smart value :

{{#=}}({{issue.fields.timetracking.originalEstimateSeconds}} / 28800) / 2 {{/}}

Step 4:

Action → Create variable

Smart value :

{{#=}}({{issue.fields.timetracking.originalEstimateSeconds}} / 28800) / 4 {{/}}

Step 5:

Action → create variable

Smart value :

{{#=}} {{seventy}}* 3 {{/}}

Step 6:

Condition if :

Step 7:

Action → Edit issue :

Step 8:

Condition - Else

Step 9:

Condition - Else

Complete rule looks like the below

Updated on May 31, 2024

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