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paulfink
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Group lines together with dates and time

hi guys,

 

need a hand with figuring out how to fix my table.

 

i got an excel in with thousands of lines of data detailing timings but the way its formatting is messing up my report.

its structured like this:

Project - Date - Time 

 

the date column has listed out every date (its just how the system works) so if there are dates from 01/02/2022 to 10/02/2022 then there will be 10 different lines which is a big problem.

 

how can i make it so that these lines will group up and be structured like this:

Project - Start - End - Total Time.

 

any ideas?

 

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v-henryk-mstf
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Hi @paulfink ,

 

Whether the advice given by @AllisonKennedy  has solved your confusion, if the problem has been solved you can mark the reply for the standard answer to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

If not, please give specific questions and provide screenshots of the desired results. Looking forward to your feedback.


Best Regards,
Henry

AllisonKennedy
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There's probably quite a few ways you could do this, one would be to use Power Query to Group By and add a column for Min Date, and Max Date and rename those as start and end date for the project.


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@AllisonKennedy this has partly worked, however, i didn't mention that there could be multiples of the same project against different times in the year. 

 

could you still do this?

@paulfink  In that case you may need to try something a bit more complex, find the previous date for each project and if there's a gap, then flag it as a start date, if not, check if it's an end date and flag that, then add an index or a count and then group by? 

 

https://www.myonlinetraininghub.com/referencing-next-row-power-query

 

Or you could find this in DAX using variables and MAXX function. Does that make enough sense or do you need more help?


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