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Automatically taking off a lunchbreak

by klib87 / December 25, 2008 3:40 PM PST

Can you help me with creating a timesheet where staff enter the start and finish time have the next field calculate the total time and if its more than 5 hours automaically taking off 30minutes..?

Start 9:00
Finsh 16:00
Total 6.5

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Re: timesheet
by Kees Bakker / December 25, 2008 10:28 PM PST

The exact formula depends on your programming language. For example, it would be different in PHP and Excel. So without that detail (and a lot more) all I can give is the pseudocode:
if (difference > 5 hours) difference = difference - 0.5 hours


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by klib87 / December 26, 2008 12:53 PM PST
In reply to: Re: timesheet

Umm basically is just for a plain old excel spreadsheet.

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Re: Excel
by Kees Bakker / December 27, 2008 12:20 AM PST
In reply to: kk

Then it's just an if-formula.

Remember that dates are integers, and hours in dates are floatings behind the decimal point. So 5 hours = 5/24 = 0.2083333333....

Might need some experimenting, but you'll manage it.


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I've been there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2008 10:36 PM PST

The lesson is to nod your head a lot and keep showing time sheet software. The amount of time and dollars a company would lose over creating their own timesheet software is more than what you would pay for such a thing.

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