I have been working on a spreadsheet, with the help of a lot of you great folks at EE! Before I get into my question, I want to explain what this calculator does - that way you'll have a better chance at understanding my problem.
This spreadsheet is designed to track "Talk Time" during the employees shift. Columns E:I accept time values, in hh:mm:ss format. In the example I provided (view attachment), you'll see 4 times listed, each time listed represents a phone call and it's duration.
Each time value is added up, and calculated over on the left side. My problem lies with cell C16. Now to explain this cell, you'll need to understand this...
For every "ONE" hour the employee works, they need to be talking to customers for 0:24 minutes. So if I work a 5 hour shift, then I will need 2:00 hours of total talk time, or average 0:24 minutes per hour.
Hopefully I haven't lost you...
This value is in the "Today's Progress" section, so I want that information to be "up to the minute". In order for that field to calculate my minutes per hour of talk time, the spreadsheet needs to know what time of day it is.
As you can see, my formula is referencing cell N2. In my real world file, the reference will be changed to cell M2. Cell M2 using the =NOW() formula, but cell N2 uses any time value I type in for testing purposes.
Here is my problem...
Let's pretend you just finished your shift, you worked a total of 5 hours. And during those 5 hours, you talked for a total of 2:00 hours. You would be averaging 0:24 minutes per hour of talk time.
Let's also pretend, for whatever reason - you view this spreadsheet an hour after your shift ended. Now change cell N2, to 6:00 PM. You will see cell C16 changes from 0:24 minutes per hour, to 0:20 minutes per hour.
I hope you're still following me here... :)
My goal is to show your average minutes per hour, based on the time you're working. I want it to provide "up to the minute" calculation based on the time of day - but it all runs into a problem if you view this spreadsheet after the fact - therefor reporting an incorrect value.
Does this even make sense?
Any help is greatly appreciated!