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Accumalitive time spent on different days ?

I am designing a report (or trying to) and I need to add up the time spent on a varying number of jobs in a given day, given a start time and completion time.
The first column indicates the date, the second a job number, third is time taken (this is a calculation in a query). The question is how can I put a total figure of time taken in a forth column which increses for every job completed per day. The figure is not to be displayed unless the accumulative time exceeds 7 hours. It must also only include jobs started upto 7.00pm in the evening. A further twist to the problem is in the sixth column a "y" is to be displayed for every total in the previous column exceeding 7 hours.
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davejdavies
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DedushkaCommented:
Hi, davejdavies!

Please, post here test data from your table and sample of report.

Dedushka
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peroveCommented:
Dedushka,
if yiu want, send me a copy of the table & query & the report (so far) and I will see what I can do

perove

oh..i forgot:
email:
perove@krdata.no
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DedushkaCommented:
perove,
i do not need help, i want that we together helps davejdavies :-)

My best wishes,
Dedushka
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brewdogCommented:
As a start, here's what I'd think:

1. For your text box where you want the cumulative time, set these properties:
       Running Sum:       Over All
       Control Source:     [Time Taken Text Box]

2. For the code on the Format event of the Detail section, do this:
       If [CumulativeTimeTextBox] < 7 Then
           CumulativeTimeTextBox.Visible = false
       Else
           CumulativeTimeTextBox.Visible = true
       End If

I don't know how you're planning to do the "y" in the sixth column. I might do that through code, too, with either the visible property or setting the value to "Y" or "".

Hope that helps.

brewdog
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peroveCommented:
Dedushka:
Opps...slip of the finger..sorry.. (thank god its weekend soon..)

Ill try again:

DAVEJDAVIES:
if you want, send me a copy of the table & query & the report (so far) and I will see what I can do

perove

oh..i forgot:
email:
perove@krdata.no

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davejdaviesAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the assistance, your idea will help me complete half the problem but I still need to know the following:

Brief example of report:

  Date    Job Number    Time taken     Over 7 hours Worked

01/01/99    120            1:00
01/01/99    121            4:00
01/01/99    122            2:30
01/01/99    123            1:20                7:30
01/01/99    124            1:00                8:50
02/01/99    125            3:00
02/02/99    126            4:10            
02/01/99    127            1:33                7:10

I need to be able to group each date and calculate the time taken and display it as above, on the next date the time starts from 0:00. Onlt times over 7:00 arfe to be displayed and any times over 7:00 must be able to be displayed.
With your help I am now able to display or not display the relevant data but the calculations are still giving me problems.
Dave....
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alcappsCommented:
Dave you could make a temp field and place it in the header for the date group tempfield = 0 ; in the detail make it tempfield = tempfield + time take field.     now you can use the accumulated value to do tests if tempfield > 7 then
                               place your Y
                               make the line visible
                          end if

header make the tempfield = 0 so you can start over for the next date..

hope this helps..

alcapps@yahoo.com
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brewdogCommented:
Dave:

Like alcapps, I'd recommend a grouping on your date field (I'm guessing you might already have this in place?). Actually, though, once you've established that, it's a little easier than alcapps' suggestion. For your TimeTaken text box, set the Running Sum property to Over Group; the code you already have in place will be fine, and Access will automatically set the value to 0 at the start of each new group/date.

brewdog
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