#### Formula to calculate time

```I was wondering if anybody knows of a formula to allow you to do calculations
based on time. In other words, say I want to put a list of songs on a CD and
their durations. Then, I want to add up the durations to get the full time of
the CD, or my specific play list. So for example, using the information below:

Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr. --- 5:23 (Just a guess)
Phantom of the Opera Overture --- 3:55 (Another guess)

Instead of 8:78, I'd want to see 9:18

Can this be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Charting the future of pharmacy

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```Instead of 5:23 and 3:55

write 00:05:23 and the same for 00:03:55

HTH

"Paul (ESI)" wrote:

> I was wondering if anybody knows of a formula to allow you to do calculations
> based on time. In other words, say I want to put a list of songs on a CD and
> their durations. Then, I want to add up the durations to get the full time of
> the CD, or my specific play list. So for example, using the information below:
>
> Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr. --- 5:23 (Just a guess)
> Phantom of the Opera Overture --- 3:55 (Another guess)
>
> Instead of 8:78, I'd want to see 9:18
>
> Can this be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
>
> --
> Have a nice day!
>
> ~Paul
> Express Scripts,
> Charting the future of pharmacy
>
> ~~~~~~
>   |    |
>   |c--OD
>   |    _)
>   |    |
>   |-.  |
>  /   `-#  /A
> / /_|..`#.J/
>    ||LJ `m''
> ptaylor
>
``` 0 8/12/2005 3:11:02 PM
```Unfortunately, the following is only helpful if you don't mind putting
the hours and minutes in separate cells.

If this is ok then you could use these formulas to total:

HOURS
=INT((SUM(-[range of hour column]-)*60+SUM(-[range of minute
column]-))/60)

MINUTES
=SUM(-[range of hour column]-)*60+SUM(-[range of minute
column]-)-(-[cell where hours formula, shown above, is located]-*60)

Dan

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``` 0 8/12/2005 3:35:33 PM
```Awesome! Thanks, that works. You know something? I feel silly now, though. I
didn't even bother to try first, I just assumed it would need some kind of
formula to understand time. I found out, though, if I just type it in some
kind of time format, Excell calculates it as time. It even worked when I just
typed in 5:23 and 3:55.

--
Have a nice day!

~Paul
Express Scripts,
Charting the future of pharmacy

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"traineeross" wrote:

> Instead of 5:23 and 3:55
>
> write 00:05:23 and the same for 00:03:55
>
> HTH
>
> "Paul (ESI)" wrote:
>
> > I was wondering if anybody knows of a formula to allow you to do calculations
> > based on time. In other words, say I want to put a list of songs on a CD and
> > their durations. Then, I want to add up the durations to get the full time of
> > the CD, or my specific play list. So for example, using the information below:
> >
> > Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr. --- 5:23 (Just a guess)
> > Phantom of the Opera Overture --- 3:55 (Another guess)
> >
> > Instead of 8:78, I'd want to see 9:18
> >
> > Can this be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
> >
> > --
> > Have a nice day!
> >
> > ~Paul
> > Express Scripts,
> > Charting the future of pharmacy
> >
> > ~~~~~~
> >   |    |
> >   |c--OD
> >   |    _)
> >   |    |
> >   |-.  |
> >  /   `-#  /A
> > / /_|..`#.J/
> >    ||LJ `m''
> > ptaylor
> >
``` 0 8/12/2005 3:35:39 PM
```Oops. Nevermind, I spoke to soon. Unless I enter it the way you said, it
takes it as hours and minutes instead of minutes and seconds. So, I have to
enter it the way you said or it won't work.

--
Have a nice day!

~Paul
Express Scripts,
Charting the future of pharmacy

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|c--OD
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||LJ `m''
ptaylor

"Paul (ESI)" wrote:

> Awesome! Thanks, that works. You know something? I feel silly now, though. I
> didn't even bother to try first, I just assumed it would need some kind of
> formula to understand time. I found out, though, if I just type it in some
> kind of time format, Excell calculates it as time. It even worked when I just
> typed in 5:23 and 3:55.
>
> --
> Have a nice day!
>
> ~Paul
> Express Scripts,
> Charting the future of pharmacy
>
> ~~~~~~
>   |    |
>   |c--OD
>   |    _)
>   |    |
>   |-.  |
>  /   `-#  /A
> / /_|..`#.J/
>    ||LJ `m''
> ptaylor
>
>
>
> "traineeross" wrote:
>
> > Instead of 5:23 and 3:55
> >
> > write 00:05:23 and the same for 00:03:55
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > "Paul (ESI)" wrote:
> >
> > > I was wondering if anybody knows of a formula to allow you to do calculations
> > > based on time. In other words, say I want to put a list of songs on a CD and
> > > their durations. Then, I want to add up the durations to get the full time of
> > > the CD, or my specific play list. So for example, using the information below:
> > >
> > > Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr. --- 5:23 (Just a guess)
> > > Phantom of the Opera Overture --- 3:55 (Another guess)
> > >
> > > Instead of 8:78, I'd want to see 9:18
> > >
> > > Can this be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
> > >
> > > --
> > > Have a nice day!
> > >
> > > ~Paul
> > > Express Scripts,
> > > Charting the future of pharmacy
> > >
> > > ~~~~~~
> > >   |    |
> > >   |c--OD
> > >   |    _)
> > >   |    |
> > >   |-.  |
> > >  /   `-#  /A
> > > / /_|..`#.J/
> > >    ||LJ `m''
> > > ptaylor
> > >
``` 0 8/12/2005 3:43:57 PM
```On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 07:01:05 -0700, "Paul (ESI)"
<PaulESI@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I was wondering if anybody knows of a formula to allow you to do calculations
>based on time. In other words, say I want to put a list of songs on a CD and
>their durations. Then, I want to add up the durations to get the full time of
>the CD, or my specific play list. So for example, using the information below:
>
>Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr. --- 5:23 (Just a guess)
>Phantom of the Opera Overture --- 3:55 (Another guess)
>
>Instead of 8:78, I'd want to see 9:18
>
>Can this be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Not sure what your problem is.  Did you try it?

If I put

A1:	5:23
A2:	3:55
A3:	=A1+A2  =9:18

Of course, Excel is interpreting this as 9 hrs 18 min and not 9min 18sec; but
all you have to do is divide by 60, it it's important.

In the first case, format the result as [h]:mm
If you divide by 60, format as either [m]:ss or [h]:mm:ss depending on how you

--ron
``` 0 8/12/2005 3:48:59 PM
```"Ron Rosenfeld" wrote:

>Of course, Excel is interpreting this as 9 hrs 18 min and not 9min 18sec; but
>all you have to do is divide by 60, it it's important.

Yeah, it worked okay except for that. All I had to do was enter in the full
time (including 0 hours) the way traineeross said and it worked fine. Thanks
for your suggestion as well, Voodoodan. That actually probably will come in
handy for a future project, where it will be more beneficial for me to use

--
Have a nice day!

~Paul
Express Scripts,
Charting the future of pharmacy

~~~~~~
|    |
|c--OD
|    _)
|    |
|-.  |
/   `-#  /A
/ /_|..`#.J/
||LJ `m''
ptaylor

"Voodoodan" wrote:

>
> Unfortunately, the following is only helpful if you don't mind putting
> the hours and minutes in separate cells.
>
> If this is ok then you could use these formulas to total:
>
> HOURS
> =INT((SUM(-[range of hour column]-)*60+SUM(-[range of minute
> column]-))/60)
>
>
> MINUTES
> =SUM(-[range of hour column]-)*60+SUM(-[range of minute
> column]-)-(-[cell where hours formula, shown above, is located]-*60)
>
> Dan
>
>
> --
> Voodoodan
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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>
>
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