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Recording Effort With Time Entries
The amount of development effort required to facilitate change during the development cycle can be recorded in individual items using time entries. This capability allows you to record time for work when it is required by your organization and provides data for planning future projects.
You can manage time entries from the following views:
Time Entries tab in an Item Details view. This view manages time entries for a specific item, for example, the amount of time spent working on a Project or Change Order item during the week.
Time Entries view. This view is the central location for managing all of your time entries. For example, you can view the time recorded for several different items during the week.
If you have the appropriate permission, you can manage time entries belonging to other users.
Time Entries View: User Interface Components
The following is an example of time entries in the Time Entries tab:
The Time Entries tab and Time Entries view contain the following common interface components:
The Time Entries panel displays the currently logged in user under the User column. If the user has an e-mail address, the name displays as a hyperlink that when clicked starts the default e-mail program and creates an e-mail with the name of the item and a hyperlink to the item details.
Days of the Week
Date columns, for example, Mon 1.
When creating or editing a time entry, press the TAB key to move to the date column to the right, and SHIFT+TAB to move to the date column to the left.
Displayed time entries vary based on the time zone a user operates in, using the date format specified by your locale.
List that displays the current week by default. To specify the previous or following week, click < or > beside Week of. To specify the week of a specific month or year, click the displayed date, and select a date from the calendar.
As you move forward from week to week in the view, the previous week’s rows containing time entries are carried forward and display in the current week. For example, if you add a time entry to Defect 131 on January 7, 2010, Defect 131 displays as an empty row in the week starting January 26, 2010.
Total columns and rows that display the total time recorded for each day and week.
Notes field displays notes added to a time entry, indicated by next to the duration. Selecting the time entry containing the note displays the contents of the note in the Notes field. You can also position your cursor over the yellow document icon to display the contents of the note as a tooltip. The Total row and column display the new time entry totals.