Average tasks by Domain & Status


I need to average the number of tasks by the domain and status so I can get an accurate depiction of the domain progressions.


  • Danielle Arteaga
    Danielle Arteaga ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 08/13/22

    Hi, Kristin. I don't believe you can accomplish this in a report, because the values you want to average are not numeric. Instead, I think you need to create a separate worksheet where you perform these calculations using cross-sheet references. You could then build a report from that calculation sheet.

    For example, I re-created your data in a worksheet (instead of a report), like so:

    I then created a new worksheet on which I performed some calculations, referencing the sheet above:

    (The "Percent ..." columns just divide each domain's total by the total in the status to get a percentage. So, for example, 25% of all domains In Progress are Domain I, 75% are Domain II, etc.)

    From there, I created this report, which groups the data by Domains and summarizes the values by AVERAGE for each of Not Started, In Progress and Complete:

    I don't know how helpful the report format is here. My preference is to use the percentage columns in the calculation sheet above to plot that data into a graph on a dashboard, which feels more actionable for an end user than the averages in the report. But, you may have a specific reason for needing the average, so gave you both. Hope this helps!

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