Time Tracking - Column Summary

Previously, I used to be able to see the summary of my Time Tracking column but the summary row is now grayed out and I don’t have the option in settings to Show Column Summary. Is this a feature they recently did away with?


I was looking for the same thing. I was really useful and I am wondering if it’s a bug.


Hello @Patnard and @McKennaOMG !

This is indeed a feature that has been deprecated.

Many monday users have also been asking this question, and I know that this issue has been raised with monday’s internal team.

It was intended to make working with the boards more efficient, but clearly it has not been having the intended impact.

I will make sure to let you know should I have any new information!

Best Regards,
Giannis, Implementation Consultant at thespelas.com

Hello @Patnard and @McKennaOMG ! :star_struck:

Our team released Time in Status add-on which helps to track time the issue has spent in each workflow status easily. So you can monitor how fast the issue moves between statuses.
You’ll get user-friendly data on the board in a few seconds.

You can try it on the Monday Marketplace and share your experience with us.
Hope you find this add-on helpful.

Hey There,

We now have to export to see time tracking totals :frowning: I can no longer see a summary of time being spent at a glance and it’s a pain to manage now.

Please bring this back!!!


Hi @jarodthornton .

For better or for worse, I am not a part of monday’s decision making team.

We have communicated however together with other monday partners that this is a useful feature that should be brought back, and I am hopeful that it eventually will.

I will let you know should I learn anything new.

Best Regards,
Giannis, Implementation Consultant at thespelas.com

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Hi Jarod - we hear where you’re coming from and appreciate your feedback here :pray: To combat this change, you can instead utilise the Formula Column to calculate that column summary. Let me know if you have any issues!

If I can chip in, a useful part of that feature was that it would give a summary for the groups as well, since they get their summary. Do we know if this is a bug, or an intentionally removed feature for an ulterior motive?

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This feature was removed due to increased feedback regarding its calculation and reporting performance - which was significantly impacting workflows. You’re welcome to send me a private message to share more of your feedback :pray:

I guess there must be a good reason for removing this feature, but on the face of it, it seems like adding a formula column to do the calculation would also impact performance. We already had the option to hide the column summary so that would have been a way to avoid the overhead if desired.
I used this feature and it’s sudden removal without warning is quite frustrating.


I hear you Guy and understand that the change was unexpected. I have shared your comments directly with our team internally and apologise for the inconvenience this has caused!

For sure Time Tracking column summary should be back! This was such an essential feature for project management!

I can understand that we can use the Formula Column, but it’s not really the same thing…

Looking forward to seeing it back!


With this feature being discontinued, how would I best obtain a summary of time spent in a group as shown below?

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Hey Taylor!

You can pull this information using a formula column:

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It’s important to note, that in order for this to work, the time-tracking will need to be paused :pray:

For any feedback, you are welcome to submit your comments through this form → Time tracking footer - feedback

How do you use the formula column for this - thank you!

Hi, what is the formula? Also is there a formula to only show work days for time tracking?

Hey @Rach12 :slight_smile:

To set this up, input the time tracking column into the formula column, and choose the duration value based on what you’d like to track - i.e. in seconds, minutes or hours:

Screen Shot 2023-07-19 at 1.42.48 pm

As for tracking hours per workday, I have followed up with my team internally and will circle back here once i get an answer :pray:

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Hi the formula provided shows a large value (formula column in snip) - doesn’t work. I found this formula on a thread that shows the amount of days ROUNDDOWN({Entire Product#Hours}/24,0) (Total Days in snip) however, I need to remove the weekends. Please let me know what you find out! Thank you!

I have recently heard back from our team internally and I am afraid at this time, there is no way to differentiate between the - two workdays/weekends - since when we call on the time tracking column in the formula, we cannot see the date-timestamps, just the amount of time recorded. I apologise for the setback here :pray:

Is the issue that team members are not stopping the time-tracking after their working week?

Hi Bianca - do you know if we can 1. Only have time tracking 8 hours at a time? Then after 40 hours past it will stop until 48 hours past? or 2. Is there a formula to subtract 16 hours per day?

The issue is once a status changes it continues to run afterhours or weekends.
@JCorrell do you have any experience with formulas and time tracking too?