Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Still Stuck in TIME - Pivot table and time

Posted on 2011-02-25
6
Medium Priority
?
215 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Sorry to beat a dead horse, but still stuck with the 24 hour issue of time.  I attached a sheet to show wmy problem. When you go from 0700-0700, I get 0 for my answer. Plus on my pivot table, my grand totals equal Zero.

Thanks

expert-exchange.xlsx
0
Comment
Question by:bvanscoy678
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 93

Accepted Solution

by:
Patrick Matthews earned 2000 total points
ID: 34982723
bvanscoy678,

If there is ever ANY possibility that a shift will cross a day boundary, then you should always record the date and time for both the "in" and the "out".

In the short term, change your formula for Total Hours to:

=24*(G6+(F6>=G6)-F6)

and change the number format for that column to numeric with two decimal places.

Now, rebuild your PivotTable.

Of course, this will only accommodate shifts that span a single day boundary.  Any shifts spanning 2+ day boundaries will be incorrect.

Patrick
0
 

Author Comment

by:bvanscoy678
ID: 34982830
Our shifts always cross two days. We start at 0700 and work until 0700 the next day.

I have been playing with this formula, but still not good.

=IF(E6=F6,TIME(23,59,59)+TIME(0,0,1);F6+(E6>F6)-E6)


Thank you
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:roger_karam
ID: 34982845
Go with matthews formula and you can change the number format in the PivotTable and sheet to [h]:mm:ss

-RK expert-exchange-v1.xlsx
0
Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

 

Author Comment

by:bvanscoy678
ID: 34982847
Yes, using your formula, I do get same results. I am trying to simplfy the process, but might have to include date with time.

Time IN      Time OUT      "Total
Hours"
7:00      15:47      18:48
15:47      18:00      5:12
18:00      7:00      0:00
7:00      7:00      0:00
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:roger_karam
ID: 34982862
Thats because of the number format. Regular time format is "hh:mm:ss" which goes around in 24 hours. now [h]:mm:ss sums the hours even over 24...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bvanscoy678
ID: 34982908
Yes, thank you. It was the formatt I was messing up.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to get Spreadsheet Compare 2016 working with the 64 bit version of Office 2016
This article describes how you can use Custom Document Properties to store settings and other information in your workbook so that they will be available the next time you open the workbook.
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question