Tracking time

Is there are way to track the amount of time each stage of development takes?

What formula would I use and then, what chart?

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi Michelle,

    Yes, there is. It depends on how your solution is setup. Can you share the solution or upload some screenshots?

    I hope this helps you!

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  • Paul Newcome
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    Keep in mind... Tracking time in Smartsheet only works for days. Smartsheet cannot handle actual times (hours/minutes) without rather convoluted workarounds.

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  • @Paul Newcome Is this still the case and l need a convoluted workaround to get how much time a generator was running?

    Trying to calculate how many hours a generator run for, and for the cell to show as empty when there's no data in the cells. After reading a lot of posts came up with a formula but l can't figure out how to remove the "#INVALID VALUE" error, tried wrapping the formula in a "IF ERROR" but did not work.

    This is my current formula, but there has to be something simpler and that allows for a cell to show as blank if both feeding cells are blank:


    =VALUE(LEFT([Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row, (FIND(":", [Generator #2 Time Started]@row) - 1))) - VALUE(LEFT([Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row, (FIND(":", [Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row) - 1))) + (VALUE(RIGHT([Generator #2 Time Started]@row, (FIND(":", [Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row) - 1))) - VALUE(RIGHT([Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row, (FIND(":", [Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row) - 1))) / 60)

    Screenshot of the sheet:


    Thanks!

  • Paul Newcome
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    @Silvia Rangel That is correct. Smartsheet does not yet have built in time calculations. I will include a link at the bottom of this post to a thread that has numerous time based solutions in it.


    As for the IFERROR, it should wrap around the entire formula like so...

    =IFERROR(VALUE(LEFT([Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row, (FIND(":", [Generator #2 Time Started]@row) - 1))) - VALUE(LEFT([Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row, (FIND(":", [Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row) - 1))) + (VALUE(RIGHT([Generator #2 Time Started]@row, (FIND(":", [Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row) - 1))) - VALUE(RIGHT([Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row, (FIND(":", [Generator #2 Time Stopped]@row) - 1))) / 60), "")




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  • @Paul Newcome Thanks! So, l realized l had a space between the end of the formula and the coma ( 60) , "") and this was giving me the error... Also, l tried the formulas in your ime based solutions post but none worked for what l am looking to do, at least for this sheet, as they worked for others! ☺

  • Paul Newcome
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    @Silvia Rangel Glad you got that figured out. Are you still needing an overall formula? I would imagine a negative result for run time is not exactly accurate.

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