In the Jobs list, you can use the Bulk Update to update selected or all Jobs.
For practices integrated with Xero Practice Manager, any changes are synced to Xero Practice Manager.
You can first filter the Jobs list and then use the Bulk Update to apply to the Jobs that are currently displayed. You can also filter Jobs with one or more Custom Fields by adding the Custom Field(s) as additional columns.
If you do not have the permission to update any fields, the relevant fields are greyed out.
The Jobs Bulk Update is run by a Process Bulk Update. You can see when the update has completed in the Job - Activity tab for the relevant Jobs. An FYI Admin, or a user in a User Group that has Permissions enabled for Automations or Practice Activity can see when the update has completed in the Automation - History and Practice - Activity tabs.
This article contains the following sections:
- Jobs Bulk Update for all Users
- Jobs Bulk Update for FYI Admin and Users with Edit Jobs Permissions
- Using Jobs Bulk Update
- Workflow Jobs
Jobs Bulk Update for all Users
All users can update the Job State with the Jobs Bulk Update.
If your practice has Job Cabinet Security enabled in your Practice Settings, all user can also use Jobs Bulk Update to update the Job Cabinet.
If you do not have access to update other fields, these are greyed out in Jobs Bulk Update.
Jobs Bulk Update for FYI Admin and Users with Edit Jobs Permissions
The following options are only available to an FYI Admin, or a user in a User Group that has Permissions enabled for Edit Jobs (refer to Managing User Groups).
- Update the Manager and/or Partner.
- Name, Budget, Start Date and Due Date
For practices integrated with Xero Practice Manager only, you can update the Job Name, Budget, Start Date and Due Date from the Jobs Bulk Update.
Enter the Budget for the Job as a monetary amount in a currency format, for example, 1,200.00 or 200.00.
Important Note: If you are using Client Order No in Xero Practice Manager for billing purposes, do not update the Name, Budget, Start Date or Due Date in FYI. There is a known issue that updating these fields in FYI causes the Client Order No value to be lost in Xero Practice Manager. This issue will be corrected as soon as possible.
- Set one or more Job Custom Fields.
To update the Custom Fields, the user must additionally be in a User Group with Permissions enabled for Custom Fields.
Using Jobs Bulk Update
Any or all fields can be updated at the same time.
If any of the settings are not changed, this will keep the original setting in each of the selected Jobs. A message displays in the drawer as a reminder of this.
- If required, first filter the Jobs list to display the Jobs you want to apply the Bulk Update to.
- Select one or more Jobs in the Jobs list.
- Click the Bulk Update button in the tool bar.
Bulk Update displays in the drawer.
- Apply to can be selected as the Jobs that have been selected in the Jobs list or as the filtered Jobs (if no filter has been applied, this will apply to all your Jobs).
- Select the setting you want to change for the selected Jobs.
- Custom Fields
If you select a Custom Field, when this has been selected from Set Custom Field, a field is added above this and shows as the field name. You are prompted to enter the value to set it to. Once a Custom Field has been selected, it will be removed from the drop-down list as it is already part of the update. You can add additional Custom Fields to be updated by the Bulk Update. Select the additional Custom Field(s) and add the value to set for each.
When updating a Job Custom Field that is a Date, this can be set either as the "Current Date" or as a fixed date.
"Current Date" sets the Custom Field as 'today's' date.
"Select a Date" allows you select a specific date. This could be used to update a Custom Field date such as the date the Job was assigned.
When you select a Cabinet, the relevant Categories display.
- Click Run.
- A message displays that the Bulk Update has been scheduled to run.
From the message you can click the link to the Practice Activity or to the Automation History to check the progress.
The Jobs Bulk Update is run by a Process Job Bulk Update (this Process is not shown in the Automation - Processes dashboard or List view).
Updates display in the Job - Activity tab for the relevant Jobs, and in the Automation - History and Practice - Activity tabs. From the drawer of an item in Practice - Activity you can click Go to Automation History.
Note: In the Activity section in the drawer of a Job that has been updated with Bulk Update, this displays that the changes were made by "System". You can see the name of the user who ran the Bulk Update in Practice - Activity.
For Workflow Jobs:
- Name cannot be updated for Workflow Jobs.
- Partner and Manager can be updated for Workflow Jobs but are not synced back to Xero Practice Manager for the XPM Tasks.
- Budget can be updated for Workflow Jobs but this is not synced back to Xero Practice Manager.
Refer to Workflow Jobs.