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I have a schedule for my colleagues and I would like excel to automatically remove their break time from the allocated hours I have inputted for that week, based on the amount of hours they have set within that day. So if they're doing 4 hours, they get no break. If they're doing between 5 to 8 hours, they get 30 minutes. 9 hours or more they get 45 minutes.

Solved by S. J. in 52 mins

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User
22/09/2018 - 12:40

Hello?

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:40

Welcome to Excelchat, I see that your question is about formulas

User
22/09/2018 - 12:40

Sorry the questions I was given I cannot seem to answer

User
22/09/2018 - 12:40

So I thought it ended

User
22/09/2018 - 12:40

Yes that is correct :)

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:40

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Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:41

Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:41

Can you tell me the high-level goal you are trying to achieve?

User
22/09/2018 - 12:41

Not sure I understand the question?

User
22/09/2018 - 12:42

Oh, as in my main goal I'm trying to achieve

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:42

Yes

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:42

Do u have a sample document so I can address to your problem?

User
22/09/2018 - 12:42

Basically, I have a small little bar and I no longer pay for my staff breaks

User
22/09/2018 - 12:42

But, I don't want it to take it off what I allocate my hours for that week

User
22/09/2018 - 12:43

Yeah sure

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:43

Thank you, I'll wait for it

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:44

Based on what you've shared, you need a formula using if statement

User
22/09/2018 - 12:45

Okay

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:45

I understand what the question is, I’ll start working on the solution and will be updating you as I work.

User
22/09/2018 - 12:45

Okay lovely, thank you so much

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:45

This should take me 30mins or less.

User
22/09/2018 - 12:46

As I've copied it across I don't think the formulas would've copied correctly

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:47

Can you just add the file using the paper click at the right of your chat box

User
22/09/2018 - 12:47

There we go, no it's got it.

User
22/09/2018 - 12:47

The allocation is at the bottom

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:47

Paper clip*

User
22/09/2018 - 12:49

Two seconds

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:50

Use the paper clip at the right or your chat box to send the file

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:50

So I can fully understand your goal

User
22/09/2018 - 12:50

Yeah just removing names quickly

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:52

Ok, wait

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:53

is you c9 value equal to 0 or 8?

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:55

what is your initial value in target replen?

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:56

Hello

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 12:56

Are you still there?

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 01:23

Since you lack in information, this is the best thing that I can only do.

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 01:25

The formula states that if the value in S (Cell C4) is equal to or lesser than 4 it will give a value which is 0.

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 01:27

While if the value in S (Cell C4) is equal to or lesser than 8 it will give a value which is 30.

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 01:28

Else, it will give a value which is 45.

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 01:28

That goes the same with the other cells.

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 01:29

I also give additional table if you are using a number of hours.

Excelchat Expert
22/09/2018 - 01:31

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