The time tracking column represents the total time spent on a task. You can filter and read the time tracking column via the API, but you currently cannot update or clear it.

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)
  • Examples

    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 that 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.

    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 in seconds.
    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. This field will return "" if the column has an empty value.
    type ColumnType!The column's type.
    updated_at DateThe column's last updated date.
    value JSONThe column's JSON-formatted raw value.


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