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Absence Setup - Template level absence type permissions

This guide has been created for system administrators.

Specific role permissions may be required, including: User Templates.


Each absence type created in your Edays system has an independent set of permissions that affect certain functionality and visibility of absence records based on your relationship to the users' absences you are intending to view. These permissions can be set at the global level, template level or individual user level with each level overriding the previous respectively. To view our guide to system hierarchy, please click here. 

To update an absence type's permissions at the Template level please follow the below steps.

  • Navigate to Admin tools > Admin panel > Templates > User templates.
  • Search for the required template and click the edit button to the right.
  • In the user template detail screen, select the Absence types tab.
  • Search for the required absence type and click the edit button to the right.
  • Scroll to the Permissions section.
  • Set each permission as required for My items, Reportees, and Others.
    1. ‘My items’ refers to whether the user can see their own information.
    2. ‘Reportees’ refers to whether an authoriser can see their reportees information.
    3. ‘Others’ refers to whether a user can see other user’s information.
  • Click the save button at the foot of the page.

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If you would like to alter permissions for an absence type at the Global or User level please follow the relevant link below.

Updating Absence Type Permissions - Global Level

Updating Absence Type Permissions - User Level

Related Guides:

Absence Setup - Adding a new absence type

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