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2677376 - Time Sheet: How To Import Clock Time Based Time Sheet


How can clock time based time sheet records be imported?

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Successfactors - Employee Central Time Sheet


  • Prior to 1808, Time Sheets can be imported only for if the Time Recording Variant in Time Recording Profile is 'Duration'
  • With 1808 release, Time Sheets with Time Rcording Variant as 'Clock Times' can also be imported. Below are the steps.
  • A new object 'External Time Data' is introduced for this purpose.
  • The Time Recording is configured with the Time Recording Variant as 'Clock Time'.


  • The Time Sheet UI of the employee to whom the Time Recording profile is assigned.


  • Navigate to Manage Data -> Create new 'External Time Data'


  • On Save -> The status of the External Time Data will be 'New'


  • Now the nighlty Time Sheet Generate job will pick up the record and insert the data to the time sheet UI. (This can be also tested by creating a Time Managment Recalculation Event with 'Event Type' as Generate Time Sheet. See Screenshot below)


  • The Clock time based time sheet is entered for the particular start date.


  • The status of the External Time Data will be set to 'Processed'.



  • You can record both duration based as well as clock time based time sheets using the 'External Time Data' object (External Time Record object is only for Duration based time sheets)
  • Only 1 start date can be given currently.
  • You can also import the object using the import templated 'External Time Data'



Time Sheet Import Clock Time External Time Data TIM-4108 , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-TMS , Time Sheet , Product Enhancement


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