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Need Help with formula for tracking user's minutes!

Hi! I need help with creating an expression that will calculate the number of minutes that a user has available. I am storing the number of minutes that a user is allotted monthly as a field in the user’s data. The user is able to upload podcast episodes on the app which has audio length stored as a field of the episode data type. On the user’s dashboard, I would like to calculate how many episodes that user has with a release date (another field in the episode data type) in the current month. It needs to add up all of the audio lengths of these episodes and subtract it from the current user’s allotted minutes. Can anyone give me some pointers? Thanks!

Does this need to be tracked and stored month by month, or could you each month start all over again?

First thought is to use Database Change Triggers in the backend workflows to wait and see when a podcast episode data type is changed and in that I would set up actions to make changes to the users count and add to the existing count the total number of minutes, only if you are wanting to store the value as a field.

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Yes, in the final version of the app I’ll need to be able to store and display the data to users for previous months as well. I will explore your idea and report back. Thanks for the help!