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Excel converting time from text to time

Posted on 2015-01-07
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Hello,

I have a column of information showing 00:03:29 for example but in text so I can get an average of all the times in the column.  I tried data format convert to time and even text to columns, but it does not work.  

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John
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by:Alan3285
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Hi,

I am guessing that means 0 hrs, 3 mins, and 29 secs?

If so, and you have that string ("00:03:29") in cell A1, then this should convert it to a timevalue:

=TIME(LEFT(A1,2),MID(A1,4,2),RIGHT(A1,2))

The actual 'value' will be 0.00241898148148148 which is the portion of a day that is represented by that amount of time.

To format the result cell to show 00:03:29 (but keep the value as a timevalue), use this format:

hh:mm:ss


HTH,

Alan.
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by:krishnakrkc
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Try

=AVERAGE(--A1:A10)

Its an array formula. Confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

and convert the cell into time format.

Kris
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Rob Henson earned 500 total points
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Or just convert using the TIMEVALUE function:

=TIMEVALUE(A1)

Result will be a decimal, then format as Time.

Thanks
Rob H
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