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From: Heiko Schmidt <Heiko.Schmidt@webbedtables.de>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: negative values for EFFORT result in error when switching to column view
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2020 07:09:29 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <d5f35a71-3f98-b627-61be-bbdeedd7b6f7@webbedtables.de> (raw)

Hi everybody.

When planning projects I estimate the amount of time for tasks by
filling the property EFFORT with an amount of time.

#+begin_src org
     ,*** Projekt
             :COLUMNS:  %30ITEM %8EFFORT{:}
     ,**** effort planned/estimated
              :EFFORT:   10 h

After acceptance of this planned time the project will be executed and
I sum the amount of time I really needed.

#+begin_src org
     ,**** first effort done
              :EFFORT:   -2 h
     ,**** secon effort done
              :EFFORT:   -3 h

When M-x org-columns I'd like to see column view with the balanced sum
of the hours planned and the hours really worked, but I get an error

cond: Invalid duration format: "-2 h"

I know I'm using old versions but this problem is also on newer versions.

org-version: 9.2
GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.14.5)
  of 2017-09-12 on hullmann, modified by Debian

I'm wondering why this doesn't work - many people are planning their
whole life with org mode (as I'm doing as well), is any help available?

             reply	other threads:[~2020-04-06  5:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-06  5:09 Heiko Schmidt [this message]
2020-04-06 10:13 ` negative values for EFFORT result in error when switching to column view Nicolas Goaziou
2020-04-06 15:03   ` Heiko Schmidt
2020-04-06 16:13     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-04-08 15:18       ` Heiko Schmidt

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