# Transform time in minutes

edited 12/09/19

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?

Have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

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edited 11/26/18

Try This:

Where [email protected] is the Column that contains the time

=VALUE(LEFT([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) - 1)) * 60 + VALUE(MID([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) + 1, 2))

In Summary..

1. We find the "h"

FIND("h", [email protected], 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([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) - 1))

3. Rember it is text so change it to a value

VALUE(LEFT([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) - 1))

4. Multiply it by 60 for minutes

VALUE(LEFT([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) - 1)) * 60

Now add the minutes to it

A. We find the text after the "h"

FIND("h", [email protected], 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([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) + 1, 2)

C. Rember it is text so change it to a value

VALUE(MID([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) + 1, 2))

Add 4 to C

There 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.

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edited 11/19/18

Because I couldn't leave it alone

Where [email protected] is the Column that contains your time

=VALUE(LEFT([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) - 1)) * 60 + VALUE(MID([email protected], FIND("h", [email protected], 1) + 1, LEN([email protected]) - FIND("h", [email protected], 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

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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.

As you can see below