GitLab Time Tracking in One Click

Connect your GitLab instance to TMetric time tracking app in three simple steps. Track time spent working on an issue with one mouse click. Sync time from TMetric to GitLab and track estimate accuracy of your issues. Get broad and precise reports for your projects.

Add Timer Button to GitLab Issues

Complete these three simple steps to enable time tracking in GitLab.

It takes no more than 3 minutes to set up.

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Start Tracking

Now login to your GitLab account and start tracking

Start Tracking


No Manual Input Required

  • Timer button is integrated into each GitLab issue
  • It takes a single click to start the timer
  • No need to stop before switching to another issue
  • The recorded time is seamlessly synced from TMetric to your GitLab instance
No Manual Input Required

Backlinks to GitLab from TMetric

  • Each time entry contains a backlink to a GitLab issue
  • GitLab repositories are mapped to TMetric projects
  • GitLab labels are automatically assigned to time entries
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Powerful Time Reports

  • See the time of your team in one place
  • Group, sort, and filter reports
  • Export time reports and invoice your clients
Powerful Time Reports

How to Use Time Tracking In GitLab

1. Locate timer button on a GitLab issue

On the Issues tab, select a required issue. A dialog window opens where you can view and edit the contents of the issue. You will see the Start timer button above the issue name.

Locate timer button on a GitLab issue

2. Start timer on an issue

Click the Start timer button and TMetric will start recording your GitLab working time. Notice that the Start timer button changes to the Stop timer button and displays the time spent on the issue.

If you are the workspace owner or assigned admin in TMetric and start the timer for the first time, TMetric pulls out from GitLab and adds to your TMetric workspace:

  • issue name
  • issue ID
  • project name
  • labels

Labels are mapped to the tags existing in the TMetric workspace. If the Allow creating tags on a fly option is enabled in the TMetric workspace then the labels are automatically created.   

The corresponding time entry appears on the Time page in the TMetric web app. You can easily navigate back to the GitLab issue simply by clicking the link icon next to the task name (in our case ID is #1).

Start timer on an issue

3. Edit time entry, if necessary

A time entry with an external task can be edited. You can edit the name of the task, change a project and labels without losing a link to the GitLab issue. 

To disassociate the task from the GitLab issue, click the cross icon next to the task name in the bottom right corner of the time entry editor.

Edit time entry

4. View a time report

Reports show the time from different external systems, as well as the time entered manually in TMetric. 

View a time report

TMetric is a great time tracking web app that allows you to control your time and stay productive throughout the day!

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