calculating "days taken" thus far

excelbeginner3

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Hi all,

Perhaps a very simple one - I'm trying to give an average of time taken for a team to process a quote to a customer. my table has three columns:


start date, end date and days taken (to process quotes) in another column I would like to calculate the running total of days taken to process the quote which will then stop counting once an 'end date' has been entered in the other column? This is so at any time I can get an accurate idea of how long it is taking us to process a quote.
 

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godsaaint

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Something like this you mean(assuming start date,end date and days taken are in columns A,B,C respectively):

=IF(B2="",TODAY()-A2,"Completed")

This will include weekends by the way.
 

Marcílio_Lobão

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excelbeginner3, Good afternoon.

Suppose:

A1 --> START DATE
B1 --> END DATE
Both cells formatted as DATE

C1= DAYS TAKEN --> FORMULA
Formatted as NUMBER

=IF(B1="", TODAY()-A1, B1-A1)

Is that what you want?
I hope it helps.
 

texasalynn

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try this
ABC
6Start Date
End Date
Days Taken
78/11/2016
98

<tbody>
</tbody>
formula for days taken
=IF(B7="",TODAY()-A7,B7-A7)
 

Tetra201

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The following formula counts only weekdays taken (no weekends):

=NETWORKDAYS(A2,IF(B2="",TODAY(),B2))
 

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