Back Up Your Data

Before deleting a Location or making any major structural changes to your account, you should back up your 7shifts data.

Below is all the data that you can back up within 7shifts:

Employee Data

Here are the steps to export your Employee Data:

  1. Go to Manage > Employees
  2. Click on the 'Tools' dropdown on the right side
  3. Click on 'Export Employees (CSV).

Schedule Data

Schedule Data can be backed up either per week or sorted per employee. 

Here are the steps to export your Schedule Data per week:

  1. Go to the Schedules page by clicking on the 'calendar' icon at the top
  2. Click on the 'Tools' dropdown on the right side, and select 'Download'
  3. Repeat step 2 for every weekly schedule that needs to be downloaded.

Note: The above method will import Schedule Data for inactive employees as well. 

Here are the steps to export your Schedule Data sorted per employee (along with scheduled wages):

  1. Click on 'Reports' at the top of the page
  2. Click on the 'Scheduled Hours and Wages Summary' tab
  3. Choose the date range to back up the Schedule Data for
  4. If necessary, select a specific Location, Department or a Role
  5. Select 'CSV (Download)' in the 'View as' dropdown.

Note: The above method will not import Schedule Data for inactive employees. You may want to reactivate employees before generating this report, and then mark them as inactive again once you have generated the report.

Time Off Data

Here are the steps to back up your employees' Time Off Data:

  1. Click on 'Reports' at the top of the page
  2. Click on the 'Time Off' tab
  3. Choose the date range to back up the Time Off Data for
  4. Select 'CSV (Download)' in the 'View as' dropdown.

Note: The above method will not import Time Off Data for inactive employees. You may want to reactivate employees before generating this report, and then mark them as inactive again once you have generated the report.

Worked Hours Data

Worked Hours Data can only be backed up if you use 7punches.

Here are the steps to back up your employees' Worked Hours Data:

  1. Click on 'Reports' at the top of the page
  2. Click on the 'Worked Hours and Wages Summary' tab
  3. Choose the date range to back up the Worked Hours Data for
  4. If necessary, select a specific Location, Department or a Role
  5. Select 'CSV (Download)' in the 'View as' dropdown.

Note: The above method will not import Worked Hours Data for inactive employees. You may want to reactivate employees before generating this report, and then mark them as inactive again once you have generated the report.

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