Table of contents
- Integration with the Primetric - how it works?
- Before start - important info
- Integration instruction
- Syncing work logs from Redmine
- Additional questions
Integration with Primetric - how it works?
The integration allows you to sync work logs inputted in Redmine with Primetric. You can easily connect chosen projects in Redmine with projects in Primetric and sync work logs based on the email addresses of your teammates provided in Primetric.
Before start - important info
- To integrate Primetric with Redmine you need to have Administrator access on both platforms
- To sync work logs of the specific person you need to add it as a Manager or Employee and provide the same e-mail address as in Redmine
- Log in to the Primetric and go to the Integrations tab in the Administrator role
- Find the Redmine logo and click the Install button on the right side of the screen
- Connect Redmine with Primetric:
- Go to Redmine app:
- If you are not signed, please sign in
- Go to My account and find "API access key"
- Click the show text
- Copy the API key, and your Redmine instance URL from your Redmine page, and paste it in Primetric
- Click the "Authorize" button
- Go to Redmine app:
More information you can also find on Redmine's support page: https://www.redmine.org/boards/2/topics/53956
Syncing work logs from Redmine
The last step to properly sync work logs from Redmine is to add projects in Primetric and sync them with the projects in Redmine. To do it:
- Switch to the Manager role
- Add new project or open existing one
- Find Integration settings placed on the right side of the screen (on the Project's Page) and click on it
- Find Redmine logo and select the checkbox
- In the Select projects, field provide name/-s of the project/-s that you want to integrate with
- Choose from when work logs should be synced and click Reset and sync all work logs
- Wait until all work logs will be synchronized. If someone will be missing Primetric will tell you which team member is missing. In this case, you should add a missing person to the Primetric as a Manager or Employee and provide his e-mail address.
Voila! Your integration is fully enabled. Now tracking work logs in Primetric is a piece of cake :)
Can I sync multiple projects in Primetric?
Yes! You can choose as many projects as you want to sync them into one project in Primetric. To do it choose many projects in the Select Projects field in Integration settings.
I don't see the project's structure that I have in Redmine - why?
Primetric is syncing only work logs. We don't synchronize a project's tasks, phases, issues, or other project structures. If you want to have a more advanced project structure you need to create it in Primetric.
What "prevent new assignment creation" mean?
Prevent new assignment creation means that Primetric will not sync work logs of people which you didn't add to a specific project.
Let's assume that Bobby and Sam log their work in Redmine in Project A. We created Project A in Primetric as well and add to it Bobby without Sam. If we select "prevent new assignment creation" and we will sync work logs Primetric will add only Bobby's work logs. Because we didn't add Sam to Project A in Primetric, his work logs won't be synchronized.
What "trim assignments to work logs" means?
Trim assignments to work logs means that our system will crop assignment duration only to the duration of the first and last work log that has been synced. Normally, Primetric is creating assignment as long as duration of the project.
Let's assume that Bobby was working on Project A from 1st February to 19th March. In Primetric Project A lasts from 1st January to 22nd September. If you don't select the "trim assignment to work logs" after syncing Bobby's work logs Primetric will create an assignment as long as the duration of Project A.
BUT, if you select the "trim assignment to work logs" checkbox, Primetric will create an assignment from 1st February to 19th March.
HINT: If Bobby logged work only on 1st February and 19th March, Primetric will not create two assignments, but one assignment which lasts from 1st Feb to 19th March.
What "clear data" means?
Deleting all synced work logs.
Do I need to manually sync new work logs? How often work logs are synchronized?
No, you don't! Primetric automatically syncs work logs every 24h, so you can be sure that work logs are always up to date.