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Add a Non-Productive Activity Code

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A non-productive activity code refers to any time tracked for a Shop Floor activity code that does not post to Business Central via Service Orders, Jobs, or Production Orders. Examples of non-productive activity are:

  • Safety meeting
  • Cleaning
  • Break time
  • Looking for work

A non-productive activity code can also be referred to as a non-productive code. These Shop Floor activities are unrelated to Activities in Business Central.

Create a new non-productive activity code

  1. Navigate to Shop Floor Activities in Business Central (opens the list of all Shop Floor Activities).
  2. Select New.
  3. Enter a code.
  4. Enter a description.
  5. Leave Work Type blank.
  1. Select a Paycode.

The following table contains the remaining Shop Floor Activities:

Setting Name Relates to Description
Asset Required Fixed Assets Specifies whether a fixed asset number is required for the entry before time can be entered against this activity code.

Leave unchecked for non-productive activities.

Prod. Order Required Production Orders Specifies whether a production order number is required for the entry before time can be entered against this activity code.

Leave unchecked for non-productive activities.

Job Required Jobs Specifies whether a job number is required for the entry before time can be entered against this activity code.

Leave unchecked for non-productive activities.

Service Required Services Specifies whether a service order number is required for the entry before time can be entered against this activity code.
Employee in Group Group time cards Defines whether this activity represents an employee within a group. Used for group time cards only.

Leave unchecked for non-productive activity codes.

Review Required Specifies whether time entered against this activity is flagged for review by payroll. Useful for filtering lines for anything requiring special attention such as vacations, and sick or disability time.

If ON, time entered against this activity is flagged as Review Required.

Generate Barcode Specifies whether a barcode label is generated for the activity when running the Generate Barcodes Sheet report. Must be ON to print a barcode for the activity.

Leave unchecked if the activity is used only by supervisors and administrators.

No Time Entry Specifies whether the activity is prevented from being used to record time. When ON, users are not able to track time against this activity, and an activity is used to track things such as non-time entries (e.g., breaks).

Leave unchecked for non-productive activities.

Billable Jobs Specifies whether the activity can be billed. The Billable value on the time card line is set to the same state as this field.

Leave unchecked for non-productive activities.

Print a Shop Floor Activity barcode

  1. Navigate to Generate Barcode Sheets in Business Central.
  2. Click on Preview or Print.

The new Shop Floor Activity is listed along with its corresponding barcode.

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