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Project Tree: Tasks

Understanding the data represented by a task (and the time entry that is created
when a task is dragged to the Activity Grid) is critical to a full understanding of the
other types of items that appear in the Project Tree. The properties of a task are
described below:

Task Properties
Property Description
Task Name The name of the task.
Project Name The name of the task's parent project, if any.
The comment that will be included with time entries for the
Default Comment task unless it is modified or replaced during editing of a time
entry.
Is the task billable or not. This is an especially valuable
property for consultants and others who bill their time, but can
Billable
also be used to distinguish between, for example, vacation
time and work time.
This property is specifically intended for consultants and
others who bill their time. It is used to define a "job code" or
Account Code
'billing code" that is associated with the task. It is a "text"
field, so it can include mixed alpha and numeric values.
Client The name of the client for whom the task is being done.
Billing Rate The hourly billing rate for the task.
Project Starts: The date (or other text) describing when the project starts.
Project Ends The date (or other text) describing when the project ends.

When a task is dragged to the Activity Grid to create a time entry, the task's key
properties are transferred to the entry and the following properties result:

Property Changes from Task to Time Entry
Property Change Description
Task Name No change The name of the task.
Project Name No change The name of the task's parent project, if any.
Default
see "Comment"
Comment
Is the task billable or not. This is an especially
valuable property for consultants and others who
Billable No change bill their time, but can also be used to distinguish
between, for example, vacation time and work
time.
This property is specifically intended for
consultants and others who bill their time. It is
Account Code No change used to define a "job code" or 'billing code" that is
associated with the task. It is a "text" field, so it
can include mixed alpha and numeric values.
The name of the client for whom the task is being
Client No change
done.
Billing Rate No change The hourly billing rate for the task.
The date (or other text) describing when the
Project Starts: No change
project starts.
The date (or other text) describing when the
Project Ends No change
project ends.
The text of the task's Default Comment is inserted
Comment New and the user is free the replace or add-to that base
comment.
Start New The starting date and time of the entry.
End New The ending date and time of the entry.
A calculated value (decimal format) of the
Hours New
difference between the starting and ending times.
Last Change
New Date and time of last change to the time entry.
When
Your internal DayBook ID number, which is 0
Last Change By New
(zero).