Logging the Employee Attendance

The system allows you to record employee attendance through several different methods. You can import the attendance log from a CSV file, pull the attendance log from a machine, or manually record an employee’s attendance in real-time. In addition, you can export attendance logs to an external file for other purposes.


Manually logging an Employee's Attendance

  1. From the main menu, click on “Attendance“.
  2. Click on “Attendance Logs“.
  3. Click on the arrow next to the “Import File” button and select “Take Employees Attendance” from the dropdown menu.
  4. The system will display a window for you to select the employee whose attendance you want to record for that session.
  5. Select the desired employee’s name from the dropdown menu under “Employee“.
  6. Click on the “Sign” button.
  7. Repeat the process until you have recorded the attendance for all employees in the current session, then click on the “X” button to close the window.
  8. Click on the “Close” button.


  • Note that there is another way to manually record attendance, which is through “Attendance Log Sessions” from the main account menu.

Importing an Attendance Log File

  1. From the main menu, click on “Attendance“.
  2. Click on “Attendance Logs“.
  3. Click on the “Import File” button.
    • Note: Ensure that each column in the file matches the columns in the system: Employee, Date/Time.
  4. Select the ready attendance record file in the CSV format supported by the system for file imports.
  5. Select the format of the uploaded file:
    • Comma Separated
    • Semicolon Separated
    • Tab-Delimited
      • Note: Most of the time, the Comma Separated format is the most suitable.
  6. To only import the first row from the attendance record file, click on the checkbox “Import First Row”.
  7. Select the machine used from the dropdown menu.
  8. Click on the “Next Step” button.
  9. Click on the checkbox “Ignore errors while importing”.
  10. Click on the “Import” button located at the top right of the screen.
  11. The software will provide you with a clear statement of the records that were successfully imported.
  • Notes:
    • The Date/time column inside the file should be in the following format: 1/1/2021 9:00
    • Please contact the technical support team of the Daftra software for more information about the supported file formats and how to prepare them for uploading to the system.