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# Convert elapsed time value into nearest 10th of an hour

Posted on 2006-04-04
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I have a variable called ElapsedTime which represents the number of seconds between the StartTime and the current time.

Dim ElapsedTime As Long
ElapsedTime = Timer - StartTime

I want a function that convert this numer of seconds by rounding up to the nearest 10th of an hour, like this:

1-6 minutes = .1
6-12 minutes = .2
12-18 minutes = .3
18-24 minutes = .4
24-30 minutes = .5
30-36 minutes = .6
36-42 minutes = .7
42-48 minutes = .8
48-54 minutes = .9
54-60 minutes = 1.0
60-66 minutes = 1.1
etc.

What is the best way to accomplish this?  Thank you.
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Question by:DanielAttard
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Hi,

You can use Round(dblElapsed, 1). BTW: if you declare ElapsedTime as Long, you will always get rounded seconds in your code. The conversion to long will be implicit in the assignation.
Timer returns a Single value.

Cheers!
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Sorry, misread. Let me try again...
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One hour = 3600 seconds, so use:

Round( ElapsedSeconds * 3600, 1 )

Cheers!
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that was quick and simple.  thanks for the help.
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Still not what you seem to want... Your text says "to the nearest" but your sample says otherwise.

Perhaps: round to the nearest minute and then round up to the nearest 10th?

( ( Round(ElapsedSeconds / 60)  + 5 ) \ 6 ) / 10

Also, it should have been /3600 and not *3600 in my previous post, obviously ;)
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