This is part of a series of articles on Importing Time Sheets with Excel.
In this article, we will discuss how to resubmit an import.
The resubmit process is identical to the "Create New Import" process except that some additional information and warnings are displayed. The differences will be noted in this article but, for a full step by step instruction on creating an import, please see the article Creating a New Import.
The Time Sheet Imports screen gives us the capability to resubmit an import template. This is helpful if we find a mistake has been made after an import had already occurred. The resubmit process allows us to override an existing import by deleting the previously imported data and re-importing the corrected data.
Note: this process can be performed manually by first cancelling the existing import record and then creating a new import. The benefit to this is that you will see the original record and can provide notes on the reason for the cancelled import. The resubmit process does not offer this capability.
To resubmit an import, first click on the "Resubmit" button for the import you wish to resubmit.
This will take us to the the import screen. Instead of creating a new import, we will be resubmitting the import to the displayed import "Id".
Once we upload our template, we are presented with the same screen as seen in the "Create New Import" process except this time we are shown an additional warning message stating that we are about to overwrite existing data.
If everything looks good and we are sure we want to resubmit this import, we will click the "Import data" button. One final warning dialog will be issued, confirming we in fact want to overwrite the previous import. We can click "No" or the "X" in the dialog to exit the resubmit process. In our example, we will click "Yes".
If everything is imported successfully, we will receive a success message. Click "OK" to return to the Time Sheet Imports screen.
The time sheet data has now been resubmitted under a previous import.