Using the Holiday Request Application

Dec 20 2013

Everyday we search for the best solutions to simplify our work, in order to gain more free time. Especially with the winter holidays approaching, when taking some holidays, we don’t want to spend our valuable time completing many papers, we want to have a simple way to do that. The Holiday Request application provides a facile way, both for the user and the manager, to request holidays and to manage the process. So, the days when you were wasting your time completing many forms are already gone.

About the application

The Holiday Request application offers users the ability to quickly request holidays and managers the opportunity to manage them in a very short time. This application is built using App Within Minutes and will be automatically listed in the XWiki Applications panel as soon as you install it. When opening the application homepage you will see a list of all the existing requests.

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The Application Panel

The livetable on the Holiday Request application homepage allows you to filter the requests by:

  • Employee;
  • Start date;
  • End date;
  • Number of days;
  • Manager;
  • Office;
  • Status.

As a user

As user, you can start to add your requests by clicking the “Make a new holiday request” button. After that, you will have to fill in some fields (e.g.: start and end dates of your request) and then you can choose to click on the “Save this request and send a notification to the manager” button if you want to continue with your request or click “Cancel this request” if you don’t want to continue with the request anymore.

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Click on the "Make a new holiday request" button to add a request

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Make your request

As a manager

As manager, you can see the user’s request and you can choose to accept it or to refuse it. To accept or refuse a request you have to click on one of the following buttons: “Accept the request” or “Refuse the request”.

Overview

Before and after making the request, you can see the number of days that each employee has taken by clicking the “Overview” button (you will find it under the livetable).

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Overview of all holiday requests

Try it out

The Holiday Request application provides a simple, yet powerful way to request holidays. You can easily install it in your wiki by following these installation instructions.

New to XWiki?

Try out XWiki and the Holiday Request application by creating a free cloud wiki and manually installing the application.

You can also check out the XWiki.org extensions wiki for more cool applications.