eazyBI - Number of days in status (including current status and status cycles)


a colleague of mine needs sort of a hard/crazy report with eazyBI. The fact aside that eazyBI already gives you the option to check for days in transition status and days in status as separate reports, he needs them both combined... with a twist.

To cover all his needs, the report should 

  1. List the days in transition status
  2. days in status for the current status the single issues are in - except the final status.
  3. cover status cycles (let's say an issue was closed and is then reopened to status Open)

I'm totally new to eazyBI and - sadly - find little help within the eazyBI documentation. Either I'm missing the very essentials of the documentation or it has none. Sadly most of the examples within the eazyBI test environment are not self explanatory and very hard (if at all) understandable to me without any comments in the calculated members code. 

To (maybe) clarify the needs of my colleague, I've tried to put them into one single table:


  • Issue-123 is in status Closed - no need for any further days in status updates.
  • Issue-234 is currently in status Validation for 4 days - all following entries need to be 0 or empty.
  • Issue-345 is the bad guy... it's gone through the whole workflow, was in closed for 2 days and then reopened.

So, my dear friends and eazyBI nerds. Who out there can help me create this beast of a report or at least point me into the right direction for it?


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Here is the formula for Days any transition status - days when issue was in this statuses before and current status as well. The formula will aggregate results (sums) for all issues.

    Descendants([Issue].CurrentHierarchyMember, [Issue].[Issue]),
    [Measures].[Issues in transition status] >=0),
  -- for previous periods when issues was in particular status
  [Measures].[Days in transition status]
  -- time how long (til now) issue is in this status currently
  IIF([Measures].[Issues in transition status] > 0,
   ([Measures].[Transition to status last date],
     Now()), 0)


You need to use Transition status dimension in a report. The formula will retrieve Sum of days for selected Transition status/-es from all issues currently in this Transition status or has been in this Transition status. You could select only open Transition statuses in a report. 

Thank you Daina. My colleague was very happy, so it seems to fit his needs.

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