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# Convert to time

Posted on 2014-10-16
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I am trying to convert the times from text

e.g.
1m 5s left
4m 30s left
13h 4m left
14h 20m left
14h 35m left
14h 40m left
3d 14h left

There is likely to be a clever way to do this....Can anyone help?
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Question by:aideb
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ID: 40386036
Hi,

You could use the split Function

=Split(A1, " ") to separate the elements
then
read the characters before the letter and mutiply by the number by the time it represents
=RIGHT(B1,LEN(B1)-1)*(IF(LEFT(B1,1)="d",1)+IF(LEFT(B1,1)="h",TIME(1,0,0))+IF(LEFT(B1,1)="m",TIME(0,1,0))+IF(LEFT(B1,1)="s",TIME(0,0,1)))

and the add all the partial results in one cell

Regards
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Author Comment

ID: 40386121
Hi,

I am having some issues with getting this to work. Can you take a look and see whats wrong?

Thanks
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Accepted Solution

Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
ID: 40389884
Hi,

in E1

=(left(B1,Len(B1)-1))*(IF(right(B1,1)=ʺdʺ,1)+IF(righT(B1,1)=ʺhʺ,TIME(1,0,0))+IF(righT(B1,1)=ʺmʺ,TIME(0,1,0))+IF(RIGHT(B1,1)=ʺsʺ,TIME(0,0,1)))

in F1

=(1*left(C1,Len(C1)-1))*(IF(right(C1,1)=ʺdʺ,1)+IF(righT(C1,1)=ʺhʺ,TIME(1,0,0))+IF(righT(C1,1)=ʺmʺ,TIME(0,1,0))+IF(RIGHT(C1,1)=ʺsʺ,TIME(0,0,1)))

and in G1

= F1+G1

Regards
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 40391898
Works a treat! Thanks again.
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