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Hour Types

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Understanding Hour Types

Hour types are labels that allow you to define your hour entries.  

There are two sets of hour types:

  • Project Specific Hour Types: The hour types that are designated as Project Specific can be associated with hour entries logged for projects, tasks, and issues. Project-specific hour types can be associated with hour entries anywhere in Workfront where you can log time for projects, tasks, and issues. 
    NOTE If you enable any project-specific hour types in your Workfront system, at least one project-specific hour type must be enabled on each project in your system. You cannot enable a project-specific hour type at the system level, and have no project-specific hour types available at the project level.
  • General Hour Types: General hours cannot be associated with a project, task, or issue, and are logged directly into a timesheet.
    For more information about logging time, see "Logging Time."  

Built-In Hour Types

Workfront comes with a set of built-in hour types. These hour types cannot be edited, and cannot be hidden. 

The hour types that come with Workfront are: 

  • Sick Time: A general hour type that cannot be associated with hour entries on a project, task, or issue.
  • Vacation Time: A general hour type that cannot be associated with hour entries on a project, task, or issue.
  • General Overhead: A general hour type that cannot be associated with hour entries on a project, task, or issue. However, it can count as revenue in your project planning process. 
  • Project Time: A project-specific hour type that can be associated only with hour entries on a project.
  • Task Time: A project-specific hour type that can be associated only with hour entries on a task.
  • Issue Time: A project-specific hour type that can be associated only with hour entries on an issue. 

Creating Hour Types

As a system administrator, you can create new hour types for your organization.

To create new hour types:

  1. Navigate to the Setup area in your Global Navigation Bar. 
  2. Expand Timesheet & Hours, then click Hour Types
  3. Click New Hour Type.

  4. Specify the following information on the New Hour Type form:
    Name: Give your new hour type a name which is easily recognizable in the system.
    Description: Add a description for your hour type.
    Scope: Define whether the hour type is a general or project-specific hour type by selecting the correct scope in the drop-down menu. 
    General hour types are visible only in timesheets and cannot be associated with projects, tasks, or issues. 
    Count As Revenue: Select this option if you want the hour entry associated with this hour type to affect your revenue calculations. 
  5. Click Create Hour Type.

Deactivating Hour Types

If hour types become obsolete and you no longer want users to associate their hour entries with them, you can deactivate the hour types. 

Deactivating hour types hides the hour types from anywhere in Workfront where hour types are visible.

To deactivate an hour type:

  1. Navigate to the Setup area in your Global Navigation Bar. 
  2. Expand Timesheet & Hours Preferences, then click Hour Types
  3. Select the hour type you want to deactivate. 
  4. Click Deactivate