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I'm currently integration e-conomic with a third party time tracking application called Tempo - http//wwwtempoplugincom/, and I need to map certain fields - https//studiopluginsatlassiancom/wiki/display/JTMPO/GreenCloud#GreenCloud-Customers when importing Account data from e-conomic.

I have managed to map most fields (for the CSV/XML import file) to the e-conomic counterparts, but I can't for the life of me find the following:

 Project - YourRef    (the Deres ref. in the UI)
 Project - Activities  (the assigned activities to a project)

Are these at all exposed?

Thanks.
created Dec 14, 2011 by cvaldemar
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Hi,

No, these are not currently exposed.

As for YourRef, that'd probably be fairly easy to expose - anyone else needing this?

Activities is a somewhat different matter. On one hand, it's not too complicated technically - on the other hand, I have a feeling we may be changing how that works in our next project update stint. Which would obviously then make it kind of a shame to have exposed it in the API 'prematurely'.


Best regards,
answered Dec 16, 2011 by Christian Estrup
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Hi again,

YourRef is more of a nice-to-have and would help produce time reports for specific contacts.

Activities assigned to a specific project is needed in order to integrate with most if not all time tracking applications, I'm sure others would stumble upon the same issue. I would need to know which activity to log time to. Or else I need do a generic client billable/non-billable activity associated with every project and map time to that... not that nice a workaround still.

I hope you'll consider exposing it, even prematurely.

Thanks.
answered Dec 19, 2011 by cvaldemar
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Project - Activities (the assigned activities to a project)

Are these still not   exposed?

I need it for a litte add-on http//wwwjawiconet/hours/
answered Oct 9, 2012 by Leif Mønniche
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Hi Leif,

Looks nice

Activities allowed on a project have actually been exposed: http//wwwe-conomiccom/apidocs/Documentation/M_Economic_Api_IProject_GetActivitieshtml.

For ease of use, if no activities have been linked to a project, then the above method will return ALL activities available - since, incidentally, then all will be allowed


Best regards,
answered Oct 9, 2012 by Christian Estrup
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Thank You - but why is Startdato and Slutdato still unexposed ? http//wwwjawiconet/startjpg
answered Oct 11, 2012 by Leif Mønniche
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Hi Leif,

Start and end date for activities linked to a project actually have no effect at this time

It might of course seem obvious to consider it as an optional date interval - in which registering time on the activity in question is allowed. If I remember correctly, that was actually the original intent.

However, whether we end up enforcing it as such is currently undecided. And, suffice to say, in case we instead end up removing the fields altogether, we wouldn't want to have exposed them in the API - since, then, we'd have to keep two no-longer-relevant fields in the API to avoid breaking changes.


Best regards,
answered Oct 11, 2012 by Christian Estrup
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So the conclusion is - 'Activity' is just an account specification which can be changed or purged as time goes by   
The bookkepers eternal linguistic domain conflict with his internal and external users and their wishes for operational measurement scales.

The positive is that it leaves a potential space in the back-office for external programmers like me.

On the other hand the issue of 'Work in Progress' and the transactions applied can be a very delicate matter - special in a Courtroom where even Judges cary a huge backlog of undereducation    of the mechanisms and logic behind periodisation for financial- and management accounting.

Any good lawyer knows, that it is not about to learn a lot paragraphs by heart. It is about understanding what is the meaning of clauses. Rules are adopted and written by humans. They reflect the values ??and attitudes of those who have adopted them, wanted to be crucial for the resolution of conflicts between humans and the management of society - this includes abillity of monitoring of the socalled control- and audit trail in accounting.

When I nearly seven years ago was a judge in the Supreme Court, said a now-former colleague to me in his usual humorous way, that I always would come to occupy myself with something I had no previous sense and understanding of. It was a profound truth. And not only for judges. - http//jyllands-postendk/opinion/kronik/article4872829ece?ref=lokalavisen
answered Oct 11, 2012 by Leif Mønniche
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