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# time field - combining columns

Posted on 2014-10-08
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I essentially have two columns which i pulled out of a huge text line by using right/left/mid functions.  Originally, each row's time would show up as.

0830A (extra verbiage here)    So I used a left (A2,4)  - 0830   then used that column and did left B2,2  = 08  and right B2,2  =30 for the minute.

I have another column that says if Right(A2,1 = "A", "AM,"PM")

So now I have the hour column, the minute column and the AM/PM columns.  Lets say the hour column was STarting in B2, minute would be C2, and AM/PM would be D2.

I need to know a formula I can enter to combine those and for those to be true time fields, that I can make calculations between etc.

Thanks,
Andy
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You can combine all those functions into one formula.  Insert this in cell B2 and copy down:
=TIMEVALUE(LEFT(A2,2)&":"&MID(A2,3,2)&":00 " & MID(A2,5,1)&"M")

Format the cells in column B as "Time" and you'll see the correct times.

Example file attached.

Regards,
-Glenn
EE-Q28534113.xlsx
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Glenn, once again, you never cease to amaze.  I'm sure by how you probably wonder if I know anything in Excel, but everything you teach me I keep in my library of code!  Thanks Again,

Cheers,
Andy
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Andy, you're more-than welcome.  You were on the right track by splitting out the components; I just went ahead and combined all those steps into one and finished it up.

-Glenn
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