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How to average time between dates

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### How to average time between dates

Requirement:

The user has a table of three columns (please see below).

The first is a list of Work Order Numbers.

The second is a list of Asset Numbers that the Work Orders are assigned to.

The third is the Report Date, which is a list of dates the Work Orders were raised.

The user wants to work out the average time between Report dates for each asset. i.e. Asset A has an average of XX days between Work Orders, Asset B has an average of XX days between Work Orders etc.

 Work Order Asset Report Date 100001 A 01-Apr-18 100002 A 04-Apr-18 100003 A 10-Apr-18 100004 A 20-Apr-18 100005 B 02-Apr-18 100006 B 10-Apr-18 100007 B 16-Apr-18 100008 B 20-Apr-18 100009 B 25-Apr-18 100010 B 30-Apr-18 100011 C 01-Apr-18 100012 C 05-Apr-18 100013 C 15-Apr-18 100014 C 22-Apr-18 100015 C 28-Apr-18 100016 C 29-Apr-18 100017 D 05-Apr-18 100018 D 08-Apr-18 100019 D 19-Apr-18 100020 D 23-Apr-18 100021 D 29-Apr-18

Solution:

Assuming data above in A1:C22, try adding a helper column, in D1 add a title like "Days between", then in D2:

=IF(B2=B1,C2-C1,"")

copied down.

Then create a Pivot Table from the data and place Asset in Rows and "Days Between" in Summary, change the default of "Sum of...." to "Average of..."

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