# Project Estimator Template– What is the “Estimated Hours” column for

HI

I am trying to use the project estimator template (premium version) to estimate time spent on a past project. I am not using it to estimate future work.

As such I don’t think the “Work Estimated” column makes sense but I am not sure what it is used for vs. the other columns (see screenshot).

When I try to just remove it I get all kinds of REFs errors. Can someone please explain it’s use so I can decide if I need it. And, if I don’t need it the easiest way to remove that entire column without messing up all the formulas. If I leave it at 0 the total cost column will not calculate– it stays at 0.

Thank you,

RDLeo

Hi, it is required column and all the calculations are depending on the estimated hours. Please see the below explanation for each column:

Thanks!

HI,

Thank you. I will need to then add a column for analysts if I need to have a different estimated hours from Developers. Correct?

For example in your image the formula will use the estimated hours for both developers and analysts but if you have a different number of estimated hours for analysts then you need to add a new column “Estimated hours for analysts” and edit the formula to use those cells. The template as is assumes you need the exact same number of hours for both.

Thanks,

RDLeo

Yes, you need to have additional column for your requirement. Also change the formulas accordingly.

Thanks!