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3308264 - Employee unable to edit negative timesheet entries


  • Employee unable to edit negative time sheet entries
  • How to edit timesheet entry for a negative time recording method ?


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Time Sheet

Reproducing the Issue

  1.  Go to Time sheet and select a given Time sheet Entry
  2. There is no edit option for clock times 


Negative Time Recording 
Employees record only deviations (exceptions) from their planned working time. Other exceptions such as on-call time, allowances, and overtime can also be recorded using this method. Time sheet entries are generated automatically for the main attendance time types, based on the scheduled working time. These are then ‘merged’ in the time sheet with the actual recording of deviations by employees from their scheduled time, to produce the overall recorded time for the period under consideration.


  1. Go to Time sheet of the employee and Click on Record 
  2. Select the Working time and create a new entry Say 09:00 am to 05:00 pm and click on Save
  3. Now there will be two record for Working Time Type
    08:00 am to 09:00 am
    09:00 am to 05:00 pm
  4. Create an absence from 08:00 am to 09:00 am , and click on save 
  5. Time sheet will get recalculated , and it will remove the first Working Time Record i.e. 08:00 am to 09:00 am
  6. The absence time type used should be the one which does not effect the time account , for the absence so recorded.
  7. Above workaround will help make change to Employee Working times for a negative time recorder


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