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When you are creating reports to show you PTO balances, the reports must be constructed with some particular things in mind. These things ensure that you are looking at accurate data.

At this time only the ginsu report displays data about PTO balances.

Data Fields

You'll likely want to add the following data fields:

  • Hours Fields -> Person Hours - number of hours reported against both projects and time off
  • Time Off Fields -> Available Time Off - available time off at the end of a reporting bucket.
  • Time Off Fields -> Granted Time Off - amount of time off granted in a reporting bucket



Row Fields

You'll likely find the following row fields useful:

  • Resource Fields -> Resource Display Name - the name of the resource the hours are associated with
  • Time Off Fields -> Time Off Reason - returns values listed in your Time Off Reason Editor

Granted Time Off

You may find that your "Granted Time Off" field is negative, even for resources that have never been granted time off. How could that happen? The reason this occurs is because of how the pivot table works. In order to calculate the field Available Time Off, you need to start out with a balance. For resources that were granted time off, this balance is straight forward to figure out. For resources that never had time granted, we have to start somewhere, and that somewhere is with a negative balance based on all previously approved time off.


Column Fields

This tab may be particularly important for you. If you are reporting on both actual and projected hours, then you must untick a checkbox. Otherwise, running totals get zeroed out when you cross the actual/projected gap. 

  • Include actual vs projected indicator - untick this!


The screenshot below shows the problem I'm talking about. Note the orange box that indicates the boundary between actual and projected hours. Now look down and see that in the first projected field the available time off has suddenly gone to negative 24 hours. This happens because pivot tables start subtracting from zero again once you cross the line. 

By unticking the checkbox, you remove the actual/projected field from the output and the numbers suddenly start to make sense again.



Filter Fields

You can filter for specific time off reasons from here. For example, 

Vacation
Sick Day
Personal Day

If you want all time off reasons EXCEPT for some, you can use negative filters. Make sure the filter is defined on one line. For example, this query finds all time off reasons except these ones. Note the negative operator, !.

!Jury_Duty !Bereavement !Paternity_Leave




Parameters

Here, it is important that you select the following options:

  • Include Resources in - as time off is resource based, you need to report on resources, not engagements
  • Include timeoff and holidays - tick the checkbox or your report won't contain any time off data

If you are trying to create a report that matches what resources would see in the Time Off area of Projector Web, then also tick the checkboxes for:

  • Include requested hours in projections
  • Include unapproved hours in actuals



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