A Kimai plugin, which forces a recalculation of the hourly and fixed rates for timesheet records on certain updates.
There are two possible modes in which this plugin can work:
The first mode is the better one, but only available from Kimai 1.20.1 on.
You can configure the mode, by default mode 1 is used, unless your Kimai version is too old, then 2 is used.
This mode should be preferred.
A timesheet record rate will be recalculated if it was changed in one of these fields: Customer, Project, Activity, User, Price
This still might overwrite custom rates, which were applied to single timesheets. But this case is very rare and using custom rates for single entries should be avoided anyway. If you find yourself using this workflow often, consider using the Expense plugin.
The good part is:
The bad part:
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|
Extract the ZIP file and upload the included directory and all files to your Kimai installation to the new directory:
Or you can clone it directly to the
var/plugins/ directory of your Kimai installation:
The file structure needs to look like this afterwards:
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:
It is not advised, but in case the above command fails you could try:
You might have to set file permissions afterwards:
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):
Test Kimai before executing these commands (they are likely not required in a shared-hosting environment).
You probably need to prefix them with
the group might be called different than
Updating the plugin works exactly like the installation: