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Group Settings in Time Tracker

Time Tracker users with manage_basic_settings access right (co-manager and higher roles, by default) can adjust basic group options on the Group page.

Group settings tab in Time Tracker
Group settings tab in Time Tracker

Group Properties

Group Dropdown

Group dropdown allows you to select a subgroup for editing. It contains an entire organizational tree with red circles representing a level in the directory.

Use group dropdown to select a subgroup
Use group dropdown to select a subgroup


Subgroups: Configure navigates you to a page where subgroups can be configured.


Currency field is for the currency symbol to be used with cost-related values in Time Tracker. The currency symbol gets displayed on reports for cost values, and also on invoices where a money value is expected. For example, a 25.00 value may be displayed as US$ 25.00, CAD 25.00, £ 25.00, NOK 25.00, or ¥ 25.00 depending on currency symbol. You can use any symbol you want here. Note: only one currency per group can be used.


Roles: Configure is a link to a page where user roles can be configured.


This control defines the interface language for group. One language is set for all group members here. The setting affects user interface for logged in users.

Note that the language for the Login page, which is an initial screen users see when they go to Time Tracker to login, is defined separately by an administrator installing Time Tracker in LANG_DEFAULT value in its config.php file. An example below sets browser-defined default language.
// Default language of the application.
// Possible values: en, fr, nl, etc. Empty string means the language is defined by user browser.
define('LANG_DEFAULT', '');

Decimal Mark

Select a separator for decimal numbers in this control. It could be either a period or a comma. The decimal mark is used in Time Tracker when displaying decimal numbers as a separator between whole and fractional decimal digits. An example on the right shows currently selected format for decimals.

Decimal format example
Decimal format example

Date Format

Use the Date format field to select a display format for dates in Time Tracker. An example to the right of the field shows how it will look like.

Date display format example
Date display format example

Time Format

Select how you want time values displayed, either 12-hour North American format (with AM/PM), or 24-hour.

Time display format example
Time display format example

First Day of Week

This option defines the day when team week starts. First day of week is displayed in the left column in calendar on relevant pages such as Time, Reports, and Charts.

Display Options

Display Options: Configure shows a configuration page for various display options.


This control is used to specify holidays for the group. Holidays are displayed in different mark-up color in calendar on relevant pages, and are also used with the Monthly Quotas plugin.

Tracking Mode

This option defines how Time Tracker tracks time. Three tracking modes are available: time, projects, and projects and tasks.

Tracking mode selector
Tracking mode selector

  • Time tracking mode - is used to track time without association with projects or tasks. There are no Projects or Tasks tabs in Time Tracker in this mode. Example: users punch in and punch out each day.
  • Projects tracking mode - is used to track time spent on projects. There is no concept of tasks in this mode. Units of time are allocated to one or more projects throughout work day.
  • Projects and tasks tracking mode - is used for detailed tracking of time spent on projects and tasks. Example: user working on a software development project doing various tasks such as research, design, coding, debugging, testing, etc.

Record Type

This dropdown defines which options are available for time records: duration only, start and finish, or all.

Record type selector
Record type selector

  • All - both duration and start / finish times are available, you can use any option.
  • Start and finish - time records have start and finish attributes.
  • Duration - time records have only duration attribute.
Read more about record type options here.

Punch mode

Use the Punch mode checkbox if you want users to only use the Now buttons to punch time in and out. Note that the punch mode restriction depends on user's role having the override_own_punch_mode or override_punch_mode rights. Punch mode is further explained here.

Allow overlap

This settings controls whether or not time-overlapping entries are allowed. For example, with allowed overlap, one entry could occupy a 9:00-10:00 time slot, and another be inside, such as 9:15-9:30.

Future entries

Enable Future entries to allow users enter records occurring in future. For example, to track vacations.

Uncompleted indicators

This setting adds a column on the Users page that shows whether or not each user has a currently uncompleted time entry (working on something, or being in office / job site).

Confirm saving

This option shows up a warning to users in situations when they change dates for their entries. Read more about Confirm saving option here.

Advanced Group Properties

Advanced group properties can be accessed via the Advanced settings: Configure link on the bottom of the Group page.

Group Name

Group name is displayed on various pages, where relevant. For example, you can see it on time entry and other pages near the header area, after user name.


Use this field to describe the group. Descriptions are displayed on subgroup lists as described here.

other pages near the header area, after user name.


Bcc is an optional email address for a blind carbon copy for all report and invoice emails generated by Time Tracker (scheduled or manual).

Allow IP

IP address specification from where users are allowed to access Time Tracker.

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