How to calculate duration based on workdays, and deduct 0.5 days

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Hello, I would like to track planned leave and duration for my team. On my sheet, I have "Start Date", "Half Day Start", "End Date"; and "Half Day End" columns.

If Start Date is Mon 24-Jun-2024 and Half Day Start is Ticked; and

End Date is Wed 26-Jun-2024 and Half Day End is Ticked, the Duration should be 2 days

I am using this formula

=NETDAYS([Start Date]@row, [End Date]@row) + IF([Half Day Start]@row = "Yes", -0.5, 0) + IF([Half Day End]@row = "Yes", -0.5, 0)

but the duration is showing as 3d, which is incorrect. How can I fix this please?

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  • Mark.poole
    Mark.poole ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 06/13/24 Answer ✓
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    @JGei

    The check box is binary. So change the "Yes" to a 1. see how that helps.

    =NETDAYS([Start Date]@row, [End Date]@row) + IF([Half Day Start]@row = 1, -0.5, 0) + IF([Half Day End]@row = 1, -0.5, 0)

    How ever if you run into an issue that includes weekends I would use NETWORKDAYS instead.

    =NETWORKDAYS([Start Date]@row, [End Date]@row) + IF([Half Day Start]@row = 1, -0.5, 0) + IF([Half Day End]@row = 1, -0.5, 0)

    If you want to be able to do a column formula. Change your column from duration to text/number and at the end of your formula put +"d".

    The Image below is using the text/number columns instead of duration columns.

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  • Mark.poole
    Mark.poole ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 06/13/24 Answer ✓
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    @JGei

    The check box is binary. So change the "Yes" to a 1. see how that helps.

    =NETDAYS([Start Date]@row, [End Date]@row) + IF([Half Day Start]@row = 1, -0.5, 0) + IF([Half Day End]@row = 1, -0.5, 0)

    How ever if you run into an issue that includes weekends I would use NETWORKDAYS instead.

    =NETWORKDAYS([Start Date]@row, [End Date]@row) + IF([Half Day Start]@row = 1, -0.5, 0) + IF([Half Day End]@row = 1, -0.5, 0)

    If you want to be able to do a column formula. Change your column from duration to text/number and at the end of your formula put +"d".

    The Image below is using the text/number columns instead of duration columns.

    If you found this comment helpful. Please respond with any of the buttons below. Awesome🖤, Insightful💡, Upvote⬆️, or accepted answer. Not only will this help others searching for the same answer, but help me as well. Thank you.

  • JGei
    JGei ✭✭
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    Thank you very much! Problem solved!

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