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Extra Input Items on Timesheet Input

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Extra Input Items on Timesheet Input

A new option has been added to the Job Costing Timesheet Input to allow an additional five input items to be recorded as required.


The extra items are user-definable and are set as required, on the example above the extra items are configured to allow additional note entries.

Note

The extra items apply to the timesheet entry process and, if configured for timesheet authorisation, recorded on the timesheet transactions created when authorised. Budget timesheet entry does not support these extra items.

Installation

Database Changes

New items may be required on the job transaction files for this new feature depending on what is required. To add any new items select Installation from the main menu followed by Application Manager and then Restructure A Database. Select the Job Costing application and select to update the Live Files and then select the Job Costs File. The existing data items are then displayed on screen, scroll-down to the next available blank entries and create the required items. To insert a new item press <Enter> against a blank entry, enter the title as required and press <Enter>, select the item type (using the drop-down list if required), and depending on item type select the size required.

Once the additional items have been recorded press the <ESC> key and select the UPDATE button to save the database changes. When prompted respond ‘Y’ to the prompts to ‘Extract Existing Data to New Database Structure’ and, if appropriate, ‘Copy Table Entries from Old Database to New Database.Final prompts ask to ‘Remove (.OLD) Database’ and to ‘Carry Out the Same Restructure on the BASE File as well’ – respond as required. If you select to update the base file you need to manually insert the new items at the same data item positions as on the live file.

Application User Facilities

To enable the extra input items a new option has been added to the configuration settings for Job Costing within the Application User Facilities. To add these new items select Installation from the main menu followed by Application Manager and then Application User Facilities. Select the Job Costing application before selecting Enter Job Cost Details – the new parameter has been added to screen 2 of the configuration options.


Extra Items on Timesheet Lines – set to enable extra items, a pop-up is then displayed enabling you to select the required extra items.

  • Release ID: 6.6