Make time using event offsets in sql or excel

Posted on 2012-03-16
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Last Modified: 2012-03-16
Shift and events
Above is an image of a table containing events occuing during a shift. I have a start time and an end time for the shift but I am trying to convert the fields "StartOffset" and "StopOffset" into time. I've used some contacts along with the floor function to create time but that off set represented minutes from midnight (0 = 12:00:00 AM). I thought I could maybe use the same approach but instead using the ShiftStartTime as my floored time. Didnt work. Any assistance with this would be much appreciated.
Question by:spaced45
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 37731573
If this is one-time then you can follow the following steps.

Enter a value 1440 in any blank cell
Select the cell
select the start and stop data (without headers)
paste-special with "Divide" option
Select shift start data (without headers)
select the start and stop data (without headers)
paste-special with "Add" option
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 2000 total points
ID: 37731600
The same has been programmed in a macro.

Sub timeoffsets()
Dim cel As Range, tgt As Range
Set cel = ActiveSheet.Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Cells(1, 1)
cel.Value = 1440
Set tgt = ActiveSheet.Range("D2:E" & ActiveSheet.Range("D2").End(xlDown).Row)
tgt.PasteSpecial , operation:=xlPasteSpecialOperationDivide
ActiveSheet.Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Cells(1, 1).Select
tgt.Offset(, -2).Resize(, 1).Copy
tgt.PasteSpecial , operation:=xlPasteSpecialOperationAdd
End Sub

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ID: 37731836
Worked Great!

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