3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2012 6:32 AM by brian.johnston.0

    Time as a Measure

    Craig Ryan

      Hi - I am a relatively new Tableau user and am looking to find out if anyone in this group has had any experience using Tableau with call center data. Specifically metrics  using times like Average Handle Times, After Call Work Times, Time spent training, Time in breaks or lunch and many others.   I have approximately 40 staff and would like to build a dashboard showing these metrics but so far I have not had any luck figuing out how  to use time  as a measure in Tableau.


      I am open to any suggestions anyone might have.




        • 1. Re: Time as a Measure

          Hey Craig;


          I am in the exact same boat in regards to these time metrics and am probably an even newer user than you.  Have you had any luck yet?  I currently have the metrics calculated in the DB, however am having the same trouble when bringing into Tableau.


          Hopefully someone out there has a suggestion.



          • 2. Re: Time as a Measure
            Craig Ryan

            What I ended up doing until something better comes along is to us a decimal representation of the time. As an example 1:30 or 90 minutes would be 1.5

            0:45 or 45 minutes would be 0.75

            • 3. Re: Time as a Measure

              I found a solution that works well at the day level, which is where my SQL view is aggregated....however having some trouble weighting the aggregation for the roll ups, however it may work if going after the raw data....what I do is the following:


              Seperate the Minutes

              (FLOAT ( Left(STR ( [Average Call Duration] ),2))))


              Seperate the Seconds


              ((FLOAT((MID(STR([Average Call Duration]),FIND(STR([Average Call Duration]),".",1)))))*60


              Put it all together




              I'm still looking into other options.