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1. ## calculating "days taken" thus far

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.  Reply With Quote

2. ## Re: calculating "days taken" thus far

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.  Reply With Quote

3. ## Re: calculating "days taken" thus far

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.  Reply With Quote

4. ## Re: calculating "days taken" thus far

try this
 A B C 6 Start Date End Date Days Taken 7 8/11/2016 98
formula for days taken
=IF(B7="",TODAY()-A7,B7-A7)  Reply With Quote

5. ## Re: calculating "days taken" thus far

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

=NETWORKDAYS(A2,IF(B2="",TODAY(),B2))  Reply With Quote

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