Format as time

edited 12/09/19 in Using Smartsheet
11/15/18 Edited 12/09/19

I need to keep accurate documentation of how long my deliveries take (down to the minute) I normally do this in spreadsheets by having the column formatted as a time. I cannot see that option in the formatting list. Am I blind or is it not there?

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  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Tash,

    Unfortunately, Smartsheet doesn't have a Time specific column just yet, but it's coming.

    A workaround could be to use a dropdown list, and it's also possible to set up a solution where you can select the start time and end time to calculate the total time.

    Another option could be a time measuring add-ons/plugin that you can use together with Google Chrome.

    Can you describe your process in more detail so that I can maybe give you a better recommendation?

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

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  • Is this still not an option?

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @ErinMay

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Unfortunately, it's not released yet, but hopefully, it will be released soon.

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Sheryl RolandSheryl Roland ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had to add a lot of helper columns to make a workaround. My first column is the start timestamp. My next 3 helper columns break down the hour and minutes then convert them to decimal. I do the same thing with my end timestamp. Then I do the calculation. I also have to reconvert it to minutes for another project. Seems like a lot of work, but once it's done, it's done. It's definitely ugly, but it does the trick until SmartSheet can figure out how to make it a standard function. Hope it helps.

    TimeStart           Start Hour          Start Min            Start Convert

    13:18                   13                          18                          13.30

    Start Hour =LEFT([email protected], 2)

    Start Min =RIGHT([email protected], 2)

    Start Convert =VALUE([Start Hour]@row) + (VALUE([Start Min]@row) / 60)


    TimeEnd             End Hour            End Min              End Convert

    14:38                    14                          38                          14.63

    End Hour =LEFT([email protected], 2)

    End Min =RIGHT([email protected], 2)

    End Convert =VALUE([End Hour]@row) + (VALUE([End Min]@row) / 60)


    Resp Time          Resp Mins

    1.33                       80

    Resp Time =IF([End Convert]@row >= [Start Convert]@row, [End Convert]@row - [Start Convert]@row, [End Convert]@row + 24 - [Start Convert]@row)

    Resp Mins =IF([Resp Time]@row > -1, [Resp Time]@row * 60, [Resp Time]@row + 1440)

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