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Excel conversion from days, hours, minutes

Posted on 2015-01-13
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I have a report that has been exported from an application. There are no options to change the output format for the report. It currently outputs time duration in the following format:

36 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes

The column cells are formatted as General. How can I convert these durations to one unit? For instance how can I convert to a total in hours?

Thanks in advance.
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by:Michael Fowler
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If in cell A1 always the same format then something like the following could help you

=LEFT(A1, 2) * 24 + MID(A1, 10, 2) + MID(A1, 19, 2)/60

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by:Wilder1626
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Hi, do you have a excel file that you can share?
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by:Katie Pierce
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Does it have the days, hours and minutes each in a separate column, or does it just give you "36 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes" in a single column?
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by:isaacr25
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It's in a single column. I have attached a sample of the xls file.
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by:Michael Fowler
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@isaacr25 the attachment didn't take.
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Try

=LEFT(B2,FIND(" ",B2)-1)+MID(B2,FIND(",",B2)+2,2)/24+MID(B2,FIND("m",B2)-3,2)/24/60
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Here is a formula that will do it for you

=TRIM(LEFT(B2, 2)) * 24 + TRIM(MID(B2, FIND(",",B2)+2, 2)) + MID(B2,FIND(",",B2,FIND(",",B2,FIND(",",B2)+1))+2,2)/60

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I have attached your example for the formula in place too
TAT-PreVine-Subtasks---Copy.xls
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Michael74, you need to consider more than 100 days
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by:Glenn Ray
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No Points.

Syed's formula works and returns a decimal value if unformatted.  Use [h]:mm as the custom format for these values to show hours and minutes.  The brackets around the "h" allow for hour amounts over 24.

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