How do I enable / disable time entry for work?

A new selection has been added to all work that will allow a user with specific permissions to change whether or not that work should allow time entries against it. This might be something a work owner does when a project has been completed or canceled, or entered a period of time when hours should not be logged against the work. The yes or no option can be accessed via the Details section of the Summary page or via a column selection in Project Central. This new option will default to the Yes selection when deployed and can be changed to No by users that have the newly created Project Time Control permission.

Once it is set to "No" there can be no additional time entered on the work. If there is any existing time on the time it can be edited and approved, however no additional time will be allowed. This would also be true if a time sheet is not approved or unapproved. This article describes how to disable time entry for work.

To view a brief tutorial video please scroll to the bottom of this article.

1. Locate Project

  1. Navigate to the Summary page of the work where you want to update time entry settings.
  2. Click Edit.

2. Click Allow Time Entry

  1. Click Allow time entry, select No.
  2. Click Save Changes.

Note: When this new feature is deployed the Allow time entry option will default to a Yes setting where the Object Type is also set to Yes for Timesheets. If the Timesheet settings for an Object Type are set to No, this change will not impact the work.

2.1. Permission for Allow Time Entry

Permission for Allow Time Entry
  • The ability to update the Allow time entry setting is dependent on the user having the Project Time Control permission. This permission is part of the Project Tasks collection of permissions verbs. Contact your PowerSteering administrator if you think this is a permission you need have.

Note: Project Task is a replaceable term in PowerSteering. Your organization may use a different label to represent Project Task on your site.

3. Click Timesheets

Click Timesheets
  • Click the User menu, select Timesheets.

4. View Time Entry Options

  • View your timesheet for time entry options. Once the Allow Time Entry option is set to No there can be no additional time entered on the work. If there is any existing time on the work it can be edited and approved, however no additional time will be allowed. This would also be true if a timesheet has not yet been approved.

5. Locate Project

  1. Navigate to the Summary page of the work where you want to update time entry settings.
  2. Click Edit.

6. Click Allow Time Entry

  1. Click Allow time entry, select Yes.
  2. Click Save Changes.

7. Click Timesheets

Click Timesheets
  • Click the User menu, select Timesheets.

8. View Time Entry Options

  • View your timesheet for time entry options. Once the Allow Time Entry option is set to Yes time can again be added to the work.

9. Navigate to Project Central

10. Click Columns

Click Columns
  1.    Click Columns, click the context sensitive arrow next to Controls.
  2.    Select the Allow time entry check box.

11. Click Allow Time Entry

Click Allow Time Entry
  • Click a cell in the Allow time entry column, select an option to indicate if time entry should be allowed on the work.
  • Click Save.

12. View Updated Information

  • View the updated information, time entry is no longer allowed for any work with a No value.

Note: You can also update information in Project Central using the bulk edit feature. See the article How do I bulk edit data in Project Central? for more information.

13. View Video Tutorial

  • View this short informational video about how you can disable time entry for work.

0 Comments

Add your comment

E-Mail me when someone replies to this comment