Hours Worked

Hi,

Is there a way to calculate Hours Worked (using Business Hours) based on the
difference betwee Resolved Time and Created Time and then move it to a
custom Field?

Regards,

Chaitanya

Chaitanya Veludandi wrote:

Hi,

Is there a way to calculate Hours Worked (using Business Hours) based on
the difference betwee Resolved Time and Created Time and then move it to
a custom Field?

Posted to this list less than 24 hours ago:

But do you know if it is possible for RT (I

couldn’t find it when I searched Google) to automatically enter the time
worked based on the time elapsed between when the ticket was opened and when
it was updated? I guess(?) that if an issue remained unresolved and the
customer called back it would have to add time to said ticket on each
update? I will keep searching for this on my own, but figured it couldn’t
hurt to ask.

I don’t see why not. I might be wrong about the best way to do it, but
it certainly seems you could add a custom scrip action to do it.

Pseudocode:

“On Ticket->Update, Ticket->Worked = Ticket->Updated() - Ticket->Created()”

Although, you might need to convert the times into Unix time, then do
the sums and then convert back again.

Kind Regards,

Mike Peachey, IT
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I wrote a mod to the Business::Hours package that lets you subtract one
date from another. It’s on the wiki as part of something else I posted,
but since I don’t remember where I’ll post it below. It works just like
the add_seconds() method, but it subtracts instead. You can either append
it to the end of your program or (I think) put it into your RT config file.

########## start of code

Need to add this to Business::Hours so I can count backwards from due date

{ package Business::Hours;
sub sub_seconds {
### This method is hacked version of add_seconds(), written by Gene
LeDuc
my $self = shift;
my $start = shift;
my $seconds = shift;

   # the maximum time after which we stop searching for business hours
   my $MAXTIME = (30 * 24 * 60 * 60); # 30 days
   my $first;
   my $period = (24 * 60 * 60);
   my $begin = $start - $period;
   my $hours = new Set::IntSpan;
   while ($hours->empty or $self->between($hours->first, $start) <= 

$seconds) {
if ($begin <= $start - $MAXTIME) {
return -1;
if ($begin <= $start - $MAXTIME) {
return -1;
}
$hours = $self->for_timespan(Start => $begin, End => $start);
$begin -= $period;
}
my @elements = reverse elements $hours;
$first = $elements[$seconds];
return $first;
}
1; #this line is important and will help the module return a true value
}
############## end of code

Regards,
Gene

At 10:37 PM 2/7/2008, Chaitanya Veludandi wrote:

Hi,

Is there a way to calculate Hours Worked (using Business Hours) based on
the difference betwee Resolved Time and Created Time and then move it to a
custom Field?

Regards,

Chaitanya


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Hello,

I am trying to work on this time worked issue myself and have been trying
the following:

Condition: On Transaction
Action: user defined
Template: Global template: Blank
Stage: TransactionCreate

Custom Condition:
Custom action preparation code:
1;

Custom action cleanup code:
$ticket_Worked = ($self->TicketObj->Updated - $self->TicketObj->Created);
if ($self->TicketObj->Type eq “Correspond” || $self->TicketObj->Type eq
"Comment")
{
$self->TicketObj->SetTimeWorked ($ticket_Worked);
}
else {
return 0;
}

Can someone tell me if that looks even remotely correct? I know that Mike
has said that we might need to convert times to Unix time and then back
again, and I haven’t tried that yet, but I also have not even got to see any
kind of data go into that field. I was thinking that I might be able to put
whatever is returned into a comment or something as well to see if that
would work, so I changed the $self->TicketObj->SetTimeWorked to
$self->TicketObj->setContent, but I also had nothing returned that I could
see.

Not really sure where to go from there, hoping that someone has some insight
for me (or even a small clue)

Greg Evans

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Subject: Re: [rt-users] Hours Worked

Chaitanya Veludandi wrote:

Hi,

Is there a way to calculate Hours Worked (using Business
Hours) based on
the difference betwee Resolved Time and Created Time and
then move it to
a custom Field?

Posted to this list less than 24 hours ago:

[snip]

There are 2 things involved here:

  1. Calculate hours worked on a ticket, probably using the Business::Hours
    module and
  2. Move the value to a custom field so that it is displayed on the ticket
    details page and will also help track SLAs. Obviously it has to be triggered
    ’on resolve’ however it should be able to add to any existing hours worked
    in case the ticket has been previously resolved but reopened.

regards,

Chaitanya."

I have a similar issue, I want to update TimeWorked Field in Request Tracker based on the difference of CreatedDate and ResolvedDate. But I haven’t figured out how to do it. Can you help me out? I badly need help. Thanks.

Would this extension do the job for you? RT::Extension::ElapsedBusinessTime - Calculate the elapsed business time that tickets are open - metacpan.org

Looking good! Thanks for the share!