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Import unavailability

Import unavailability into Ento to quickly block out unavailable time for employees

Core HR > Account Data > Import Data

Importing unavailability

To start a new file import, go to Core HR > Account data > Import data and click Create new.
Open the Type dropdown list and select ‘Unavailability’.
The purple bar under the file selection will then update to include a ‘Click here’ link for downloading a CSV template that includes all the fields necessary to get importing.
An example of the data to be entered will also display.
More general information on preparing import files can be found in Importing data overview.

Unavailability import requirements

The import will require a unique ID for the instance of unavailability, along with the employee ID and date.
From there, you can add other data as required, such as:

  • the duration – if it’s ‘all day’
  • start and end times – if it doesn’t last the entire day
  • end date – if it goes for longer than one day
  • how often it reoccurs – ‘every week’ etc as per the submission form, or simply ‘Once off’
  • any applicable notes
  • the status it should be added as – ‘Pending’ or ‘Approved’

Once you have imported the data successfully, it will appear and can be edited under Rostering > Unavailability.

Name Data type Length limit Example Mandatory
ID String 255 UA0001 Yes
Staff ID String 255 ST0001 Yes
Duration String 255 All day No
Date Date 2018-02-04 Yes
Start time Time 14:45 No
End time Time 20:45 No
End date Date 2018-02-05 No
How often String 255 Once off No
Until Date 2018-02-05 No
Notes String 255 No
Status String 255 Approved No

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