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Is there a way to enter military time in a cell (1700), and have the result formatted in hh:mm (5:00 PM)?

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Is there a way to enter military time in a cell (for ex, 1700), and have the result formatted in hh:mm (for ex, 5:00 PM)?

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Question by:Cactus1994
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by:yo_bee
ID: 41775690
By default if you set the cell or column to format as Time 5:00 PM and enter 17:00 in the cell you will see it as 5:00 PM

Is that what you are looking for or are you looking for 1700 to be converted to Standard US TIME?
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by:Cactus1994
ID: 41775691
What I'm really trying to do is just enter regular time without the colon, for a large Excel sheet for payroll every week.

I thought using military time would work, as it at saved a couple steps entering 17:00 and then having the cell formatted so the result after typing it into the cell was 5:00 PM. (I obviously just using the "1:30 PM" format for the cells.)

Is there an easier way so I can just enter time without using the : (colon)?  It's a pain entering dozens and dozens of clock-in and clock-out times, and always having to shift and click to enter a colon into every time I input. Thanks.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 41775693
Can you use a helper column?
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by:yo_bee
ID: 41775694
you can do something like this.
Format the column to Time 5:00 PM and enter this formula in
=TIMEVALUE((CONCAT(LEFT(F1,2),":",MID(F1,3,2))))

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F1 is where you enter you 1700 and G1 is where there formula is entered.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 41775698
Or, you can use an event handler macro like this. This works for column 3. You can change this in the second row

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Target.Column = 3 Then
        If Len(Target) = 4 And IsNumeric(Target) Then
            Target.Value = Left(Target, 2) & ":" & Right(Target, 2)
        End If
    End If
End Sub
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by:Cactus1994
ID: 41775701
Unfortunately, I can't use a helper cell....
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by:Cactus1994
ID: 41775703
Saqib ... I'm a novice at macros and VBA. How exactly do I enter in what you suggested so this will work for me?
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by:Cactus1994
ID: 41775704
I am entering times into cells A7:O34 in one particular tab of a large Excel workbook.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 41775705
Right-click on the sheet tab name
Select View code
Paste the given code in the VBA window
Close the VBA window
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
ID: 41775706
For the specified range

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A7:O34")) Is Nothing Then
        If Len(Target) = 4 And IsNumeric(Target) Then
            Target.Value = Left(Target, 2) & ":" & Right(Target, 2)
        End If
    End If
End Sub
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by:Cactus1994
ID: 41775711
Got it. Perfect! It works ... thank you very much!!
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