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Kevin Papst

Freelancer, PHP professional and Kimai maintainer since 2007

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You can test this plugin in our dedicated plugin demo:

  • Username: susan_super
  • Password: kitten

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Create free configurable additional fields for timesheets, customers, projects, activities and users.
Last update: 25 Jun 2019

Allows configuration of additional (custom) fields for: Timesheets, Customers, Projects, Activities, Invoices, User, Expenses (see plugin).

Features

You can create as many fields as you want for each data type, where each field:

  • is either optional or mandatory
  • has its own visibility, so the access can be restricted:
    • to certain customer/project/activity combinations (eg. a “location” field will only be shown for customer X and project Y)
    • to users with certain permissions or roles
  • can be described with a name and help text
  • has a maximum length of 255 character

The custom-field data is then available in:

  • Data-tables will display all visible fields
  • Exports (HTML and Spreadsheets include all visible fields)
  • Timesheet exports (include visible timesheet fields)
  • API (collections and entities)
  • Invoice templates (custom templates have access to all fields)

You can change the “weight” of custom-fields, so they show up in the order you define.

Be aware:

  • Restricted fields won’t be visible on the create forms, as Kimai initially can’t know if the rule will apply: in these cases the fields will only be shown in the edit forms
  • Sensitive data can be configured as “invisible”, so it will not show up in the above mentioned places
  • Custom fields for users are not exported via the API (this is a limitation in the core application)

Permissions

Permission Name Description
configure_meta_fields allows to administrate the custom field definitions

By default, these are assigned to each user with the role ROLE_SUPER_ADMIN.

Field types

Custom fields can be of the following type: string, integer, number, duration, money, language, currency, country, color, date, datetime, email, textarea, invoice template, checkbox, choice-list

More about those in the documentation.

Purchase

You can buy this item from the developer with a regular EU-invoice or via Gumroad (platform for selling digital goods). Please create an account during your purchase to receive software updates. Read more about the license and purchase options.

Every customer gets free access to a private GitHub repository (like a forum) for support and access to the latest updates. Sent your GitHub username and your purchase receipt to kevin@kevinpapst.de and you will receive an invite soon!

Screenshots

Installation

Compatibility

Plugins should always be compatible with higher Kimai versions, the following list contains the plugin version and the required minimum Kimai version.

Bundle version Minimum Kimai version
1.18 1.15
1.17 1.14
1.15 - 1.16 1.11
1.14 1.10.2
1.10 - 1.13 1.9
1.8 - 1.9 1.7
1.6 - 1.7 1.6.2
1.5 1.6
1.3.2 - 1.4.1 1.4
1.1.1 - 1.2 1.1
1.0 1.0

Copy files

Extract the ZIP file and upload the included directory and all files to your Kimai installation to the new directory:

var/plugins/MetaFieldsBundle/

The file structure needs to look like this afterwards:

var/plugins/
├── MetaFieldsBundle
│   ├── MetaFieldsBundle.php
|   └ ... more files and directories follow here ...

Clear cache

After uploading the files, Kimai needs to know about the new plugin. It will be found once the cache was re-built. Call these commands from the Kimai directory:

How to reload Kimai cache

bin/console kimai:reload --env=prod

It is not advised, but in case the above command fails you could try:

rm -r var/cache/prod/*

You might have to set file permissions afterwards:

Fix Kimai file permission

You have to allow PHP (your webserver process) to write to var/ and it subdirectories.

Here is an example for Debian/Ubuntu (to be executed inside the Kimai directory):

chown -R :www-data .
chmod -R g+r .
chmod -R g+rw var/
chmod -R g+rw public/avatars/

Test Kimai before executing these commands (they are likely not required in a shared-hosting environment). You probably need to prefix them with sudo and the group might be called different than www-data.

Create database

Run the following command:

bin/console kimai:bundle:metafields:install

This will create the required database tables and update them to the latest version.

Updates

Updating the plugin works exactly like the installation:

  • Delete the directory var/plugins/MetaFieldsBundle/
  • Execute all installation steps again:
    • Copy files
    • Clear cache
    • Update database with bin/console kimai:bundle:metafields:install

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