You can configure how breaks appear on your timesheet in Config > System Setup > Timesheet Settings, in the Timesheet Break Entry drop-down field.
There are three configuration options for showing breaks in timesheets:
- Standard Drop Down allows users to select from a list of available break lengths when entering breaks into the timesheet (eg 45 min, 60 min). This is the default setting.
- Free Text allows users to type their break length directly in the field that appears in the Break column.
- Break Start/Finish Times will allow you to enter the start and finish time for a break, with the system calculating the total break length based on these values.
Set the Timesheet Break Entry Method
You can set your Timesheet Breaks display preferences in the following parts of the system:
When a timesheet is generated, the system will use this hierarchy to determine which Timesheet Break Entry method to apply to a timesheet.
Interpretation of Changes to Timesheet Break Entry Method
If the timesheet break entry method is changed (eg Standard Drop Down to Start/Finish Times) and the timesheet is re-interpreted, the interpretation of the data in Pay Conditions can be impacted.
For example, this can occur where a rule group is assigned to a job, and the timesheet break value does not match the rule group timesheet break entry method.
To amend this, you will need to delete the existing break line in the timesheet and enter a new one ni the correct break entry format.
Configure Timesheet Breaks in the API
The API includes optional fields in timesheetSave and timesheetAddShift to add daily break start and finish times.
If break times are entered via the API, the start and finish times are used to calculate the total break time.
The following fields are available:
Each of the above fields has a maximum length of 4 characters, and should be formatted in 24 hour time.
When time (shift and break times) is entered via API, insert these times into the timesheet and calculate the total break as you would if time was added via a manual timesheet.