As in some cases, Biometric Punch Clocks would not be able to connect directly to the software due to there being no internet connection, Timekeeper Administrators may need to download clockings onto a USB stick to transfer them to the software.
Attlogs are files generated by the punch clocks, which contain clockings together with the employee badge number per clocking. Attlogs can be downloaded onto a USB stick through a quick manual intervention if a punch clock cannot submit clockings to the software automatically.
- How do I download the Attendance Log (attlog) via USB from the device?
- How do I edit an attlog?
- How do I upload the attlog to WorkForce Timekeeper?
How do I download the Attendance Log (attlog) via USB from the device?
Step 1: Insert the USB drive into the punch clock and log in to the device menu.
Step 3: Select the USB Manager menu item by pressing the down key 3 times and the right button one time, and press M/OK.
Step 3: Select the Download and press M/OK
Step 4: Select the Attendance Data and press M/OK. The attlog will start downloading to your USB and you can view its download status on the screen. Once the process is complete, continue pressing ESC to go back to the device's home screen.
How do I edit an attlog?
Our first recommendation is for the Administrator to hold onto an additional copy of the file downloaded directly from the punch clock as if a file is edited incorrectly, the Administrator will always be able to revert to the original file as it was extracted from the punch clock.
Attlogs can be opened and edited in a text-based editor (like Notepad), however, it is of the utmost importance that when making updates to the file, the format and form of the file are kept the same as it was downloaded without any additional spaces or empty lines as that can cause the file upload to fail.
Moreover, we suggest that you remove any extra clockings from the file and keep just the required clockings prior to the upload to ensure the file is uploaded without any delays.
How do I upload the attlog to WorkForce Timekeeper?
Step 1: Launch the Timekeeper module
Step 2: Click on Clockings from the left-hand side menu, then on Upload Attlog
Step 3: Click on Browse to select your file and click on Upload File.
Step 4: Click on Import Clockings to complete your process.
Note: To ensure that all clockings from the file have will be uploaded, the page contains an information frame that shows the transaction count together with the first and last transaction of the file. If any clockings are not uploaded, this information frame will let the Administrator know.
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