General discussion

How to chart resource allocations automatically


I'm looking for an application or a method of doing this in an existing application such as Access/Excel etc. to do the following ...

I have a list of resource allocations as follows ..

2 0900-0935
2 1000-1400
3 0730-0830
4 1100-1130
4 1310-1340

Where the first number is for example a room number, and the times for when this room is occupied.

I would like to graph this data for a 24-hour period, where each horizontal line on the chart is the room, with lines etc. marking when it is occupied.

I've done a lot of searching but haven't been able to find a way of doing this. Any ideas?



Discussion is locked
Reply to: How to chart resource allocations automatically
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: How to chart resource allocations automatically
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
Sure, and a spreadsheet is ideal for this

I would use an Excel spreadsheet for this. It is made for this type of graphical analysis.

What experience of spreadsheet design do you have? I ask because while what you show is easy to create, this is not the place to "start from the beginning".


- Collapse -
I'm less optimistic then Mark.

I think this can't be done without a lot of programming. Visual Basic might be a good tool.

Assuming the 'resolution' has to be 5 minutes and 12 hours to plot, there are 12 (hours) * 12 ( parts of an hour) = 144 line segments for each room that would have to be drawn (or not drawn), each say, 5 pixels wide.


- Collapse -
Thanks for your responses

Thanks Mark/Kees

My knowledge of Excel I'd say is basic-medium, and I'm afraid I don't know anything about VB.


CNET Forums