No, they are stored in the mantis_plugin_TimeTracking_data_table. They link to the rest of the data through the issue id and the user id.

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Robert Munteanu <robert.munteanu@gmail.com> wrote:
Are these entries stored as bug notes or different objects?

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 6:26 PM, Michael Baker <mykbaker@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to be able to add/edit/delete records from the timetracking plugin
> table through the API. It would probably be good to be able to get a list of
> time entries for a given issue as well. My end goal is to enhance the
> Rachota time tracker or create a netbeans plugin to manage time entries for
> Mantis.
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 4:37 AM, Robert Munteanu <robert.munteanu@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Mike, what are the operations you look to expose through the SOAP API?
>> I've written a longer reply below, which I'll keep for context, but
>> depending on your needs we might get away with a much simpler
>> implementation.
>>
>> Victor, I mostly agree with your analysis , and I think that the
>> timetracking plugin might be a good candidate to enhance the SOAP API
>> with plugin-provided properties and methods.
>>
>> Context: I believe that (1) allowing plugins to expose their own
>> methods and data types is the simplest way to achieve our goals. We
>> could also allow the plugins to (2) contribute field declarations
>> using a mechanism similar to the custom fields.
>>
>> There is one drawback to (1) though, which I will illustrate below.
>>
>> For instance, assume we have a 'sign-off' plugin which requires a user
>> with an access level of manager or higher for a project to fill in a
>> 'Sign-Off' field before an issue is closed.
>>
>> If we choose (1)  we lose the opportunity to validate this data. The
>> client has no way of sending the 'Sign-Off' field with the issue using
>> the current APIs, so we should not validate it. This places the burden
>> on the client to call additional methods and creates a large risk of
>> storing inconsistent data.
>>
>> If we choose (2)  we will require (a) the plugins to expose the data
>> in a declarative manner, similar to how custom fields are contributed
>> and (b) the SOAP API (or the core API?) to perform validation on
>> behalf of the plugins in a output-independent way ( i.e. no HTML ).
>>
>> To make our options even more interesting, (1) and (2) are not
>> mutually exclusive, and such a combination will probably the best way
>> for complex plugins.
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 12:24 AM, Victor Boctor
>> <victor@futureware.com.au> wrote:
>> > Looking at the discussions / wiki, here are my thoughts:
>> >
>> > 1. Use the capabilities model suggested in the wiki - this provides the
>> > MantisBT core and plugins and with the version for each.
>> >
>> > 2. Allow plugins to define their own data types and methods.
>> >
>> > 3. Optimization: we can consider adding a property bag to methods that
>> > return projects, issues, notes, to allow plugins to bundle their own
>> > fields,
>> > e.g. timetracking_blah1, timetracking_blah2.  This can be achieved via 1
>> > +
>> > 2, but it provides a less chatty approach.
>> >
>> > On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 2:12 PM, Michael Baker <mykbaker@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Months later I am back on this same topic again. I am considering this
>> >> in
>> >> relation to the timetracking plugin and would like to be able to submit
>> >> dates and times through the API to be submitted into the plugin's
>> >> table. Has
>> >> any progress been made in this area?
>> >>
>> >> I don't know a lot about the standards involved in using SOAP, but
>> >> should
>> >> the plugins provide their own separate interface? Maybe the main
>> >> interface
>> >> could have an option to list out the available plugins and then the
>> >> user
>> >> could query that plugin for it's custom interface?
>> >>
>> >> Mike
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 5:16 AM, Robert Munteanu
>> >> <robert.munteanu@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Michael Baker <mykbaker@gmail.com>
>> >>> wrote:
>> >>> > Is it possible for plugins to hook into and pass information through
>> >>> > the API
>> >>> > as well?
>> >>>
>> >>> Hi,
>> >>>
>> >>> There is no mechanism for this yet. I've tried to sum up our
>> >>> discussion
>> >>> at
>> >>>
>> >>> http://www.mantisbt.org/wiki/doku.php/mantisbt:soap_and_plugins
>> >>>
>> >>> Please have a look and reply if you have some comments and/or
>> >>> additions.
>> >>>
>> >>> Robert
>> >>>
>> >>> >
>> >>> >
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