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Summarize durations by month?

  • 1.  Summarize durations by month?

    Posted 07-24-2018 20:58
    Hi everyone:

    I'm looking to do some duration reporting and I'm not sure that it's possible. I have a formula-duration field that calculates the difference (in days) between two dates. That part works great. But the folks I am working with would like that information to be summarized by month - so they could get a count of things that took less than one month, less than two months, longer than two months, etc. 

    Is something like this possible?

    And, for extra credit - there are items that have no duration, marked "LTF" in another field. They would also like those totaled. So the results would be something like:

    >1 month      12
    >2 months     34
    LTF                85

    Doable? Partly doable? Let me know what you think, and thanks so much for any help you can provide. 


  • 2.  RE: Summarize durations by month?

    Posted 07-24-2018 21:18
    Sounds like you just need a formula field to calculate the Duration Bucketing. Then just make a summary report on that field.

    [Other field]="LTF", "LTF",
    [Project Duration] < Days(30), "< 30 days",
    [Project Duration] < Days(60), "30 to 60 days",
    [Project Duration] >= Days(60), "60 days +")

    You will need to fiddle with adding extra spaces in the text result to get them to sort correctly.

  • 3.  RE: Summarize durations by month?

    Posted 07-25-2018 14:03
    Thanks! That seems like it would work - but it's ok to mix text and duration like that? It was yelling at me when I tried before. 

  • 4.  RE: Summarize durations by month?

    Posted 07-25-2018 15:11
    Update: Just tried it and this works great. I had to use Formula:Text type. Thank you!!