Sometime in the past week, the
Category field on the
Billable Time form seems to have moved itself from an integral part of the form to a Custom Field.
When this happened, filling in the field (if it exists) became obligatory. There is apparently no way to create a new invoice (or edit an existing invoice) without selecting a category. The first choice in the drop-down list is selected by default, and while you can change it to another category, you cannot delete it or leave it empty.
As a temporary workaround, I’ve added a category called
[none] as the first option in my Category drop-down custom list, but that’s not a good solution. I don’t want to see
[none] on every Billable Time entry that doesn’t have a category. (I’ve been using Category to designate jobs/projects for those of my clients for whom I am doing more than one job/project, which is the small minority of my customers. Most of my time entries do not have a Category.)
(You can no longer position the Category field on the right side of the screen where it was in the past, but that’s a minor annoyance. You also can’t add a new Category on-the-fly within the Billable Time form – you have to go into
Settings > Custom Fields, but that’s a slightly less-minor minor annoyance.)