Extension fields in employee time sheet in Business ByDesign
In the last few years, we have had quite a few requests from customers to allow extension fields to be made available in the employee self service timesheet. The purpose varied from allowing the capture of the region that the time recording was performed (requested by many of our US customers) as well as capturing additional reportable attributes as part of work being done.
The challenge with the ESS timesheet was that the way it was designed, it was not possible to make use of the generic extensibility concepts that we have in ByD to make extension fields available.
To circumvent this technical roadblock, with the 2011 release, a few pre-delivered extension fields – are made available :
- Country / Region
- Extension Field 1
- Extension Field 2
These fields are already part of the employee self service timesheet and time administration UIs such as the time file, and only need to be made visible (or renamed) by the key user (in adaptation mode) or by the employees (via personalization). These are also part of the employee data sources such as HCMTLMB07 and HCMTLMU01.
Extension fields in the employee self service time sheet
Extension fields in the employee time file in Time Administration work center
Extension fields made visible in report via Add Fields option
While the Time File and time administration timesheet continue to support the creation of extension fields via ByDesign’s regular field extensibility concepts, these customer-created extensions cannot be made visible on the employee self service timesheet.
Thanks and is it also possible to make these field available in the Mobile Application?
Currently these fields are not enabled in the mobile version of the time sheet. They will be added in an upcoming release.
Now they have been added to the mobile applications!
Hi Sandeep Dinesh,
I saw your video on integration between ByD & Employee Central in the virtual SAP Innovation Day for Partners event.
It was very interesting, thanks !
I was not able to download it (link did not work).
Could you please send it to me ? thanks.
Thank you for your kind words !
Could you please try accessing the content in the jam page - https://jam2.sapjam.com/groups/xuXgMdJ4DYtHvWvesPK2nw/overview_page/EoutvPjt8TOkbJGLGHGMSk
I believe you should be able to access the content there as well.
I've also a link to a trouble shooting guide for the Learning Rooms - https://partneredge.sap.com/en/library/assets/partnership/training_education/lhub/tr_ug_lhub_ped.html
It worked out fine, thanks !
Have a good day.
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Thanks for the blog Sandeep Dinesh Janardan !
Hi Sandeep Dinesh Janardan,
I really appreciate your post and detail information on this new functionality, it is really helpful for us and many customers.
I am wondering if these fields are available for the forms such as the Itemized list of Expense? If not, could you please provide me with some advice on how to add them?
thanks for your blog.
Is it possible to change the type of the extension fields and that this fields are available in the activity report ?
It would be a huge benefit for customers.
The background to the question is the following business scenario:
In addition to the invoices, some service providers send an activity report to customers so that they can understand exactly what has been invoiced. If the customer-specific field is also visible in this report, detailed information can be passed on, which on the one hand can provide internal support for the creation of invoices, but also represent an additional information field for customers.
Kind regards, Maida
Hello Maida Gondal
Thank you very much for pointing this out. We missed adding this to the Activity Report of the time sheet, this is something we would add to our product backlog.
Hello Sandeep Dinesh Janardan ,
I would be very glad about this implementation
Thank you for the posting
Is there any release plan to add those Extension Fields in the Employee Time Record report ?
If not able to see from the report then it is not really useful.