Attribute types: Duration

Alica Kačengová

In the introduction to attribute types, we mentioned an example with the duration of the event, and that it can’t be captured in spreadsheets:

“If the first task takes you 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete and the second task takes 1 hour and 40 minutes, you will say that together it took 3 hours and 10 minutes instead of 2 hours and 70 minutes, won’t you?”

From our experience and conversations with many business owners and entrepreneurs, we know that there is often need to store such data. Therefore we introduced Duration attribute type to Lumeer and in this post, we are going to have a closer look at it.

In Work tracker template, employees can track their work on multiple projects and log the time in a human-friendly format.

All you need to do is to set attribute type to Duration and choose the time scope – either Work (8 hours a day, 5 days a week), Normal (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or Custom.

The time records that employees create are much more useful when they are aggregated. In pivot table, we can see in one comprehensible table, how much time was spent by who on which project: 

Next time, we will look at Address and Coordinates attribute types.