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2907771 - Default Breaks In External Time Data


A new field category was introduced in the External Time Data to default breaks or attendance.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Time Sheet

Reproducing the Issue

With 2005 release, it's now possible to categorize Attendance/Break, in External Time Data in Clock Time scenarios. A new field named 'Category' is introduced in External Time Data.

NOTE: The field 'Category' is relevant only if the 'Time Type' field is empty.


  1. The Time Profile assigned to the employee should have the followed fields filled: 'Main Break Time Type' & 'Default Import Attendance Time Type'.

          2. Create External Time Data by keeping the 'Time Type' empty, select 'Category' as 'Attendance'.

3. Similarly, create another External Time Data with Category as 'Break'.

4. The External Time Data is processed instantaneously and the Attendance & Break are recorded for the employee using the 'Main Break Time Type' & 'Default Import Attendance Time Type' from the time profile.

See Also

2854180 - Time Sheet: Instant Import Of External Time Data


TIM-12175 TIM-12182 Time Sheet External Time Data Import Break Category Attendance Main Break Time Type Default Import Attendance Time Type , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-TMS , Time Sheet , Product Enhancement


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite all versions


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