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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 page.

Record type selector on the Group settings page in Time Tracker
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
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 and Finish fields on the Time page, but no Duration.

Time entry page for "start and finish" record type
Time entry page for "start and finish" record type

Note that the Start and Finish 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

When duration record type is used, users must only specify the duration for their time entries. Instead of Start and Finish fields, only Duration field is available. This simplifies user interface and time entry process.

Time entry page for "duration" record type
Time entry page for "duration" record type

"All" Record Type

When all record type is used, users see Start, Finish, 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
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