# Get automatically the % of absenteeism

I will try to explain it as best as I can…

I have an app where I’m getting the information of people who will not be at work (for example from today until next week)

I’m trying to know automatically the % of absenteeism by knowing the total number of people (For example: 24) and knowing that this person won’t be for at least 1 week.
How should I compare the value of the date of “today” with the number of day’s where this person won’t be working.

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Sorry for not understanding but I have read this post and I have looked for other post to solve this and i couldn’t find it, I already looked for information or examples apps on Appsheet for this and couldn’t find anything usefull, so I dont know what should I do, but this is the only response i got…

Don’t know if I’m doing anything wrong in this Appsheet creator community

Your post did not make any sense, which is why I linked a guide on how to make a post. Please elaborate. Screenshots are always helpful.

You seem to want to calculate a percentage. Your description of the calculation makes no sense. Is this something you’re already calculating somewhere else and can provide the more exact formula?

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Thanks for the recomendation I’m learning how to post here and I will improve.

Let’s Try Again!!!

I have a Table called “Payroll”. here I enter the employee information when they won´t come to work.
The data I have to submit is:

*Employee ID - Type Number
*Name - Type Text (Which I bring to this table using a select formula conected to a data base of employees)
*Date, Time and Week number…
*Type - Type Text (To know the type of absenteeism)
*Date Start - Type Date (To know the start date when the employee is not going at work)
*Date Finish - Type Date (Due to…)
*Signature…

There I need to focus is in the Start date and finish date.
This is because in other table I’m trying to calculate the % of pople working every single day…

Let’s make an example:
I have 24 employees (Daily)
1 guy will be on vacation from 27/12/2020 until 10/01/2021

If I want to know today the % of people who isn´t at work I have…

Total employees = 24
Total absent employees = … This what honestly I don’t know how to solve, how can I get automatically this numer (Which should be = 1)

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Total absent employees for today:

``````COUNT(
FILTER(
Payroll ,
AND(
[Date Start] <= TODAY() ,
[Date Finish] >= TODAY()
)
)
)
``````
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I think part of your struggle might be determining the correct UNITS with which to calculate the % absenteeism.

You need to use Person Days where each day counts as 1 for each person.

So a single day with 24 employees is a total possible of 24 Person Days. If the work week is 5 days, then the Total possible Person Days for the week is 120 (24 per day times 5 days).

Absent Person Days is simply the sum of days absent across all employees. If 3 people are absent in one day that’s 3 Absent Person Days. For a week, if 1 person is absent 3 days, another is absent 2 days and a third is absent 1 day, that’s 6 Absent Person Days.

The formula to calculate the % Absenteeism is then simple division adjusted for the period of time you are calculating for:

Total # Absent Person Days / Total # Possible Person Days

I hope this helps!!

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That worked perfectly, Thank you very much.

I’m so sorry for the first inconvenient or problem that I had explaining what I needed.

An other question…
Is there any action that run automatically every day ? the purpose of it is to have that % with out need to fill any form

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Where do you intend to view the result in your app?

In the app itself, I have a graphic to display that percent every day.

At this moment thanks to your information, I already calculated the %, but the user has to add a new form and save it.
After it, the app graph that information, what I’m trying to do is get the daily information automatically (if it’s possible)

Yes, it helped a lot, and actually that’s what now I’m doing, but I needed to know how to get the days that the employee is absent but I got it thanks to @Marc_Dillon

Thank you very mucho for your comment

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Reports can be run at scheduled intervals.

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