Import Shifts Template Enhancements
It would be nice if the Import template had ALL options associated with shifts. For example, I name my shifts (i.e. an 8 hour swing shift is an S8), and code them a specific color, but the import feature does not have options for this which means I have to go through manually and change everything after the fact.
+1 for OP and Renee, the app-based template should include ALL available shift options. Template value is limited if owners have to go in after import and manually add/edit shift options.
The Import feature into shifts is a nice start, but really needs to be expanded to include ALL fields (including colour) that can be entered into a shift. Don't know why MS decided to only allow the importing 8 + Day Notes of the possible 11 key fields (according to my quick count). If it's in Shifts, it should be possible to Import/Export To/From Shifts. Anything less is just a marginal effort and annoyingly creates more work than it saves.
Also, love the suggestion that the exported spreadsheet should be in the correct format to re-import after some changes have been made. This makes A LOT OF SENSE.
Fields we should be able to import:
email (primary key)
Open Shift (yes/no)
24 hours (yes/no)
Shift Activities (might require a 2nd sheet for...)
- activity name
- paid (yes/no)
- open shifts, including number
Ed Carson commented
Please make the export file format importable. This way, we can export (all details), make our modifications, then import that file.
Tomasz Bielenin commented
It'd be great being able to import open shifts and also shifts' custom labels.
Regarding the importing schedules in Shifts app, it would be great if we can select the preferred color and input not only default values in the templates but also custom values.
Buck West commented
Enhancement Request Details: Add the shift color option to the Excel Template
Note: My shifts are all color coded for ease of use so it would be great to be able to import all attributes of a shift (including color) to the Shifts tool within Teams.