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Can I Rename a Cost Code?

Cost codes are used in ExakTime to keep track of what an employee is doing for their time record and as many cost codes can be added as needed. For more information about adding a cost code, you can refer to the following dedicated article.

By default, we offer "In" and "Out" for your employees to begin tracking their time, but the "In" cost code can be renamed to better fit what you are trying to track.

After you begin using a cost code, either the default or user-created cost code, we recommend against changing the name of the cost code as it will update all previous uses of the cost code. You should only change the cost code name if the new name best matches the original intent of the cost code. 

For example, if you had a cost code named "Travel" that has been used by your employees for years, then someone changed the name to "Clean Up", all the time records with the "Travel" cost code will now show "Clean Up". This can lead to confusion when reviewing past time records or when comparing previously generated reports with recently generated reports for the same time frame.

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