How can I restrict time categories for time spent in a project.
This GroupCamp FAQ explains how to and why you might want to restrict time categories used for time record entry in a project.
In this article:
- Why restrict time categories available for time recording?
- How to limit time categories available for time recording?
When you have defined a large number of time categories to be used to record time spent in a project, it may prove difficult for project members to select the right category. By restricting categories relevant to a given project, managers can make sure that the categories are easier to find and select, thereby avoiding having to update records that were not properly entered.
Verify that the feature is enabled in the Features tab of your project settings.
Click on the Authorized categories button.
The following screen shows how existing time categories are displayed.
Select the time categories you want to use in the project, then click on Ok and close the window.
When recording a time spent in this project, members will only have access to authorized categories. Check out this FAQ to learn more about timesheets: How to set up the Timesheet module to enter time spent on projects and categories.
Note: When using the Budget per category feature in a project, time categories that are selected in the budget per category section are automatically authorized for time recording. For more information, please read How to set up the Budget module and the Budget app for projects.