Since Time Clock data will be imported according to the Time Zone set via , please make sure that you have had your Time Zone set up correctly prior to importing.
If you want to add a record to mark an employee as being Absent, you may do so by setting the Action field to ABSENT. Take note that the Time format for Absent record must be YYYY-MM-DD only without the time portion, i.e. to indicate the date when the employee is absent.
You can't import Time Clock data with future time, but you may import ABSENT records with future date. This is to ease the setting up of default Absent records for employees (Absent records will be overridden when employees clock in on the marked Absent days).
If you are importing Time Clock data for night shifters (who need to clock in and out overnight), you will need to pay attention to the For field. the For field is used to indicate the date that a record should be associated with. For instance, for an employee who works night shift that clocks in at 2022-01-18 22:00:00 and clocks out at 2022-01-19 04:00:00, you will need to set the For field of the clock-out record to 2022-01-18 (while leaving the For field of the clock-in record empty). This is to indicate that the clock-out record is actually associated with the work session that starts at 2011-01-18.
If you set the Duration Calculation Preference
to Actual Duration for Valid Check-In and Check-Out Pairs
, due care must be exercised when you are preparing your Time Clock records for import. All Time Clock records imported must follow ascending time order, i.e. earlier time must be added first prior to later time. Otherwise the work duration will not be properly calculated.