Time tracking

The time tracking column represents the total time spent on a task. Our API partially supports the time tracking column, so you can filter and read it, but can't update or clear it via the API.

Filtering the time tracking column

Using the items_page object, you can easily filter a board's items by specific columns or column values. The table below contains the time tracking column's supported operators and compare values.

OperatorsCompare values
  • 1 (time tracker paused or empty)
  • 2 (time tracker running)
  • not_any_of
  • 1 (time tracker paused or empty)
  • 2 (time tracker running)
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    Pro tip

    items_page is only available in API version 2023-10 for now.

    The following example returns all items on the specified board with a running time tracker.

    query {
      boards (ids: 1234567890) {
        items_page (query_params: {rules: [{column_id: "time_tracking", compare_value: [2], operator:any_of}]}) {
          items {

    Reading the time tracking column

    You can query the time tracking column using the column_values object. The object has different fields based on which API version you are using. Column values v2 fields will be available in API versions 2023-10 and later, while column values v1 fields are only supported in versions 2023-07 and 2023-04.

    Column values v2

    The column_values object enables you to return column-specific subfields by sending a fragment in your query. Values for the time tracking column are of the TimeTrackingValue type.


    Pro tip

    column_values v2 fields are only available in API version 2023-10.

    query {
      items (ids:[1234567890, 9876543210]) {
        column_values {
          ... on TimeTrackingValue {


    column Column!The column the value belongs to.
    duration IntThe total duration of the time tracker.
    history [TimeTrackingHistoryItem!]!The column's history.
    id ID!The column's unique identifier.
    running BooleanReturns true if the time tracker is currently running.
    started_at DateThe date the time tracker started.
    text StringThe column's value as text.
    type ColumnType!The column's type.
    updated_at DateThe column's last updated date.
    value JSONThe column's JSON-formatted raw value.

    Column values v1

    You can return the data in a time tracking column in two different formats when you query by column values. The text field will return the total time in (HH:MM:SS format) as a simple string. The value field will return metadata about the column as a JSON string.


    Removing column values v1 support

    column_values v1 fields will no longer be supported in API versions 2023-10 and later.

      "text": "01:00:00",
      "value": "{\"running\":false,\"duration\":3600,\"startDate\":1659715755,\"additional_value\":[{\"id\":262839901,\"account_id\":12695383,\"project_id\":2973227079,\"column_id\":\"time_tracking\",\"started_user_id\":31855020,\"ended_user_id\":31855020,\"started_at\":\"2022-08-05T15:09:00Z\",\"ended_at\":\"2022-08-05T16:09:00Z\",\"manually_entered_start_time\":true,\"manually_entered_end_time\":true,\"manually_entered_start_date\":true,\"manually_entered_end_date\":true,\"created_at\":\"2022-08-05T16:09:15Z\",\"updated_at\":\"2022-08-05T16:09:15Z\",\"status\":\"active\"}]}"

    Check out the full list of keys in the value field below!

    	account_id: 12345,
    	column_id: "time_tracking",
    	created_at: "2020-10-29 16:29:27 UTC", // when the session was added to the cell
    	started_at: "2020-10-29 16:29:26 UTC", // only applicable if the session was added by pressing the play button or via automation
    	ended_at: "2020-10-29 16:29:28 UTC", // only applicable if the session
    	started_user_id: 4012689,
    	ended_user_id: 4012689,
    	id: 40949481, // unique session ID
    	manually_entered_start_date: false, // true if the session was manually entered
    	manually_entered_start_time: false, // true if manually entered
    	manually_entered_end_date: false, 
    	manually_entered_end_time: false,
    	project_id: 162169281, // item ID, 
    	status: "active",
    	updated_at: "2020-10-29 16:29:28 UTC"


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