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# How to calculate duration based on Day Date Time Stamp

Posted on 2011-09-29
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I'm trying to come up with an elegant method to calculate the duration (in hours) of a process that executes at 4:15 AM every day.
The log produces a time stamp of when the process finishes
Trying to determine total duration for each run.

The attached Excel Workbook has the example data I'm working with.

Simplest solution wins the day and the points.

Thanks!
Brian DayDateEndTimeStampCalc.xls
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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Hello Brian try this formula in B2 copied down

=MID(A2,12,8)-"4:15"

format as h:mm

regards, barry
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See attached

barry
27362117.xls
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....or you might want to see the seconds - if so just change format to h:mm:ss

barr
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Doesn't get any more elegant than that - Thanks!
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