Time Cockpit Blog

Agreed, data is what drives most businesses. However, having a lot of data at your disposal often does not give you much insight. Data gains value with its presentation. In this article, we explain how to set your data in a geographical context. We use Microsoft Excel, PowerPivot and PowerViewer to create an interactive map that lets you browse your data.

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In this release of time cockpit we focused on sync and Excel importer. Time cockpit now provides better information about synchronization conflicts and allows you to easily resolve them. We also redesigned the sync dialog making it cleaner and easier to understand. Finally, we improved the Excel importer to support not only importing new records, but also updating existing ones.

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Out of the box time cockpit ships with a powerful importer that can import both CSV and Microsoft Excel files. In previous versions the importer could only be used to import new records. In the new version February 2014 we have improved the importer to also support updating existing records.

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In this release of time cockpit, we focused on two things. First, we started to tackle one of our most requested features, reporting. Second, we further progressed improving the combo box in time cockpit. We enhanced the usability of how you manage data in time cockpit.

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At time cockpit we are in close contact with our customers and we value their feedback. In one of our meetings with customers, we identified potential for performance improvements when it comes to drop-down lists (combo boxes). So we concentrated on optimizing the combo box experience in time cockpit. This is the first step to a more feature-rich combo box. There is more to come.

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In this version of time cockpit we made the usage of actions more convenient. All actions that can be executed on a time sheet are now available from the ribbon menu in the time sheet calendar.

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Recently, a customer asked us how to book compensatory time off in the time sheet calendar of time cockpit without affecting a users actual hours of work. Here is what we came up with...

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In this blog post we show you how to customize time cockpit so that project managers are notified via e-mail if a threshold of hours spent on a project is exceeded.

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In our last blogpost (see here), we covered how to create actions with parameters. We described how to create an action, how to define exececution conditions and of course, how to create action parameters. As we mentioned in our last blogpost, time cockpit auto-generates a form for each parameter entity that is used with an action. However, it is also possible to define custom forms for action parameters. For creating a customely defined form, the following steps are necessary.

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Last week, a user brought to our attention that there was no example in our help that demonstrated how to implement an action that takes parameters. Therefore, I want to give a quick example of how to achieve the latter behavior. First let me say that the following example is rather trivial, but it should suffice to show you the basic principles of actions.

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