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 Team Profile
page. You must be logged in as manager
to see it.
Record type selector on the Profile 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. Administrator can make the fields non-editable and therefore forcing users to use the Now
buttons on the right to populate the controls with the help of the READONLY_START_FINISH value in config.php.
// READONLY_START_FINISH - defines whether the start and finish fields on time entry pages are read-only.
// This applies to regular users only. Manager and co-managers can edit these values.
// define('READONLY_START_FINISH', false);
"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 over night 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.
On the other hand, in some situations over-night work is a very much valid, and possibly the only way of working / tracking time. If this is your situation and you have a small budget to spend on a little customization, please contact us for a quote to see if we can re-implement this feature properly, perhaps via a configurable option for team.
Time Tracker User Guide