Transform time in minutes
Our Smartsheet has been build with time entered that way
2h00
0h15
0h15
1h00
3h00
2h00
1h00
0h15
0h15
3h00
0h30
18h00
I want to transform that value automatically in minutes (120 / 15 / 15 / 60 / 180 / 120 etc)
Any idea on how to do it in smartsheet?
thanks
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Hi David,
Can you share the sheet or some screenshots so that I can get a better understanding of your set up?
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Try This:
Where Time@row is the Column that contains the time
=VALUE(LEFT(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1)  1)) * 60 + VALUE(MID(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1) + 1, 2))
In Summary..
1. We find the "h"
FIND("h", Time@row, 1)2. We Take the text to the left **remember that it returns where the h is so we need to delete one value
LEFT(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1)  1))3. Rember it is text so change it to a value
VALUE(LEFT(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1)  1))4. Multiply it by 60 for minutes
VALUE(LEFT(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1)  1)) * 60
Now add the minutes to itA. We find the text after the "h"
FIND("h", Time@row, 1)B. We Take the text to the right
**remember that it returns where the h is so we need to add one value
**I am also taking 2 characters
MID(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1) + 1, 2)C. Rember it is text so change it to a value
VALUE(MID(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1) + 1, 2))
Add 4 to CThere is no error checking and if I was writing this for Excel it would probably fail but it seems that the error checking within Smartsheet seems to catch it
Ex. If it is 2h5 minutes even thought I am asking for 2 characters in B it returns 5 not "50"
would need a length function in B to deal with h120 or more.

Because I couldn't leave it alone
Where Time@row is the Column that contains your time
=VALUE(LEFT(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1)  1)) * 60 + VALUE(MID(Time@row, FIND("h", Time@row, 1) + 1, LEN(Time@row)  FIND("h", Time@row, 1)))I put a more detailed description and am waiting for it to be approved but this will also work for h120, 2h90, 0.5h, etc...
Brent C. Wilson

Hi Brent thanks a lot for the answer. It works fine at 95%
For example, 0h15 = 15 minutes, and it returns a 0
and 18h00 returns an #invalid value
(or if it's easier, i have a time column and also an hour and minutes column)
thanks

Not sure if i replied to you on my last reply or i did a simple reply

You should just be able to run the formula on the single 'Travel Time' column.
=VALUE(LEFT([Temps des traveaux]1, FIND("h", [Temps des traveaux]1, 1)  1)) * 60 + VALUE(MID([Temps des traveaux]1, FIND("h", [Temps des traveaux]1, 1) + 1, LEN([Temps des traveaux]1)  FIND("h", [Temps des traveaux]1, 1)))
It works for me with no issues..
The key in this formula is that it looks for the 'h' and determines the numbers to the left are hours and the numbers to the right are minutes.
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