#### D-Concentrate numbers

I am trying to delete some numbers from a column for example:

column A has total duration of a task times 0587-1856 and I would like to
have column B with only first four numbers 05:87 (start time for the task).

Please help on this formula.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Kimti
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Utf
4/5/2010 7:06:50 PM
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You might need to explain what sort of time 05:87 is.  For most of us, there
are only 60 minutes in an hour, and only 60 seconds in a minute.   If you
have text such as 0527-1856 in column A, and you want to get a time of
05:27, try =--TEXT(LEFT(A1,4),"00\:00") and format as time to suit.
--
David Biddulph

"Kimti" <Kimti@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6BDB9C41-C30C-46A5-BB51-6F2AA21D2CE9@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to delete some numbers from a column for example:
>
> column A has total duration of a task times 0587-1856 and I would like to
> have column B with only first four numbers 05:87 (start time for the
> task).
>
> Please help on this formula.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Kimti

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David
4/5/2010 7:27:46 PM
What kind of time is 05:87... 87 minutes after the hour?

--
Rick (MVP - Excel)

"Kimti" <Kimti@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6BDB9C41-C30C-46A5-BB51-6F2AA21D2CE9@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to delete some numbers from a column for example:
>
> column A has total duration of a task times 0587-1856 and I would like to
> have column B with only first four numbers 05:87 (start time for the
> task).
>
> Please help on this formula.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Kimti

 0
Rick
4/5/2010 7:30:01 PM
In B1:

=LEFT(A1,2) & ":" & MID(A1,3,2)
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu201001

"Kimti" wrote:

> I am trying to delete some numbers from a column for example:
>
> column A has total duration of a task times 0587-1856 and I would like to
> have column B with only first four numbers 05:87 (start time for the task).
>
> Please help on this formula.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Kimti
 0
Utf
4/5/2010 8:00:58 PM
Try: =LEFT(A1,2)&":"&MID(A1,3,2)
But..., the last tine I've checked - there were not more than 60 minutes in
an hour.
Micky

"Kimti" wrote:

> I am trying to delete some numbers from a column for example:
>
> column A has total duration of a task times 0587-1856 and I would like to
> have column B with only first four numbers 05:87 (start time for the task).
>
> Please help on this formula.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Kimti
 0
Utf
4/5/2010 8:07:32 PM
Thank you David, it worked OK.

"David Biddulph" wrote:

> You might need to explain what sort of time 05:87 is.  For most of us, there
> are only 60 minutes in an hour, and only 60 seconds in a minute.   If you
> have text such as 0527-1856 in column A, and you want to get a time of
> 05:27, try =--TEXT(LEFT(A1,4),"00\:00") and format as time to suit.
> --
> David Biddulph
>
>
> "Kimti" <Kimti@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6BDB9C41-C30C-46A5-BB51-6F2AA21D2CE9@microsoft.com...
> > I am trying to delete some numbers from a column for example:
> >
> > column A has total duration of a task times 0587-1856 and I would like to
> > have column B with only first four numbers 05:87 (start time for the
> > task).
> >
> > Please help on this formula.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> > Kimti
>
>
> .
>
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Utf
4/5/2010 10:27:45 PM
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