• What is import leave requests


As an admin, you are able to import your historical leave requests from other management systems into AltHR. If your company comes on board altHR halfway through the year, you will probably want to import leave requests for record keeping.



  • What should I do before importing leave requests


It is recommended to import leave records for the current year to reduce any leave disputes if they arise. 

Before importing leave records, admins must have:

(1) completed configuration of all leave policies 

(2) hired employees onto the platform. 

Upon meeting the criterias, admins can import leave requests by filling them into the prepared template. 



  • How to import leave requests:


1. On your admin dashboard, head to the left panel. Click Leaves > Settings.

2. Click the Import Leave Requests tab.

3. Choose the altHR template. 

4. Click Download Template.



5. Paste information from your old management system into this template in the exact same format. There's an instruction sheet in the Excel template for you to follow.


Red fields are compulsory and green are optional. Keep in mind that when compiling the data on the template, sticking to the template’s data format is very important to successfully import data. We recommend you edit data format in the source file and copy them over to the AltHR template file.




6. Once you're done with filling the data in the template. Save it and click Upload Attachment to upload the completed file.


7. Confirm by clicking Start Import


8. If there are errors in the file, an error report will be generated for your review. You may correct the error in your file before importing it.


If there's no error, you're all set!