Record Type in Time Tracker
Use the Record type
selector to control user interface options available for time records. This dropdown is located on the Group settings
Record type selector on the Group settings page in Time Tracker
The options available for record type are all
, start and finish
, and duration
Record type options
"Start and Finish" Record Type
When using start and finish
record type users must specify both beginning and end times for their records. Time Tracker displays Start
fields on the Time page, but no Duration
Time entry page for "start and finish" record type
Note that the Start
fields are editable. Group managers can make the fields non-editable for some user roles and therefore force them to use the Now
buttons on the right to populate the controls using the Punch mode
setting in Group settings
"Duration" Record Type
record type is used, users must only specify the duration for their time entries. Instead of Start
fields, only Duration
field is available. This simplifies user interface and time entry process.
Time entry page for "duration" record type
"All" Record Type
record type is used, users see Start
, and Duration
fields on time entry pages and can enter their time in either fashion. This provides flexibility to users but introduces additional controls to handle.
Time entry page for "all" record type
Tracking Overnight Time
Current Time Tracker code does not allow creating overnight entries that start before midnight and end in the morning of the following day. Some older versions considered such entries valid, but essentially were creating 2 entries, one for the existing day, another for the following day.
To keep things simple and to avoid errors, a record spanning midnight is currently considered invalid. To track overnight time, create 2 separate entries: one before midnight, another after midnight.
Time Tracker User Guide