Who know's how to convert hours/mins into mins ?

  cstirrat 15:04 31 Jul 09

E.g 02:19:41 into 139mins in Excel

  brambles 15:38 31 Jul 09

I don't think it will be easy if you format h:min:secs.

If it's important and you want a simple arithmetic way to do it here goes

Head 3 columns Hours Minutes Seconds
Enter your 2 19 41 in these
Leave a column blank
Assume 2 is in A1 then A1*60 Column 5
Assume 19 is in B1 then =B1 Column 6
Assume 41 is in C1 then =C1/60 Column 7

Column 8 would be =addition of Column 5 6 7

(Aged 78 - but it does work!

  VoG II 15:42 31 Jul 09




if you don't want the fractional part.

  VoG II 15:44 31 Jul 09

Format the result cell as Number.

  cstirrat 16:15 31 Jul 09

Wonderful. Many thanks both. C.

  Boluwd 18:43 31 Jul 09

Absolutely Far Out!
VoG™ you're a genius!
Now before I go mad, PLEASE explain why the conversion factor is 1440.

  woodchip 18:57 31 Jul 09

Good old calculator is as good as anything

  VoG II 19:03 31 Jul 09

Excel stores times as numbers, 1 = 24 hours, 0.5 = 12 hours and so on.

There are 60 x 24 = 1440 minutes in a day so multiplying an Excel time by 1440 gives the number of minutes as a decimal.

  Boluwd 20:01 31 Jul 09

Many thanks VoG™.

Makes sense,...........now I can put my brain into relax mode, open the wine and watch Wigan v Saints.

Have a good weekend everyone!

  Simsy 20:15 31 Jul 09

an even easier way...

Just format the cell in question with the custom format;

note the square brackets.
You can then, if you want, enter the time in the way you've indicated, eg, 02:19:41 and it will display as shown.

Note that this truncates the seconds for display purposes, but keeps them for calculation purposes...
02:19:41 would be displayed as 139
02:19:19 would also be displayed as 139

adding them together gives 279, (correctly, because it's included the seconds), not 278



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