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    Question formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    what is the formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    =A1/B1

    Cell Format as %
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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    thank you for your reply: can you help me more please: I have created an Task tracker sheet and it goes like this:
    A1 task description
    B1 start date
    C1 end date
    D1 duration
    E1 % completion
    how can I calculate the % of completion up to date for a task

    thanks

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    Is D1 today's date less the start date? If so d1/(c1-b1) should do it.

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    thanks for your help, but it is showing me Error.
    O.k. if this is not too much to ask, can anyone send me an excel sheet with the formula to see how it is done, I would be greatful

    thanks

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    Better that you post your spreadsheet so we can see what you've done

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    Post Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    you're right, thanks. please find attached.

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    Tasks%20Tracker(2).xlsx

    Try this. It uses the start and finish date to determine the duration in days and the % complete is the number of days elapsed since the start date as a percentage of the total duration.

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    thanks again. the percentage is shwoing more than 100%. I need the following like for example

    if:
    A2: prepare communication plan
    B2: start date: 01/08/2014
    C2: finish date: 10/08/2014
    D2: Duration: 9
    E2: percentage of completion till date: let's say today is the 4/08/2014

    what is the formula for calculating the percetange of completion for this task till date 04/08/2014?

    I really appreciete your help. thanks again

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    Tasks%20Tracker(2).xlsx

    Try this. I'm assuming the % completion is the amount of time elapsed from teh start date divided by the entire duration.

    If the start date is after todays date the activity hasn't comemnced yet so the % complete is blank. If todays date is after the end date the activity is finsihed and it returns 100%. For todays date bewteen the two the completion % formula is time elapsed /duration

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    thanks again very much

    would it be possible to make the activity that has not strated yet to show 0% instead of showing blank.


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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

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    Absolutely. In the if formula change the "" to a zero. The two inverted commas together simply tell excel to show a blank. If you get stuck I'll do it but have a go. Easiest to change the top formula and copy down by dragging or even double clicking bottom right corner of highlighted cell.

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    thanks. I did it.

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    Well done. You should mark this as solved now.

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    thanks again for helping me out last time.

    one think I noticed that I need too, is how can I show the actual % of completion
    for example: please find the attached.

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    Looks like you've got the completion as a decimal. Just format it as %

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    Thanks i was searching for it and found it here, just joined forum and downloaded to understand it correctly.

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    Re: formula in excel to calcualte percentage of completion for a task

    I also need to Calculate and display the Percentage of Completion for a task. But I needed to have as a result several options. Can it be done with Nested IF and how would it be done
    This is what I would like to get:
    If today is <1% then would like to show: NOT STARTED
    If today is <100% but >0% then would like to show: (the actual Percentage)
    If today is =100% then would like to show: COMPLETED
    If today is >100% then would like to show: DELAYED

    Thank you

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