Adding time in two columns

Santo21

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I download a report from a central server in Excel format which has names and time to show total worked hours. In this report I need to add time in two columns to get the total hours.


Here is the example:
In the first column the time is given as :18:44 and in the second column :27:04. If I use the formula =SUM(a2:b2) it gives 0:00:00. But when I manually add a 0 before the time ie 0:18:44 & 0:27:04, it adds and shows result as 0:45:48.

Now to get the total time, I add 0, which takes longer time. Is there a way to get the total time in much easier way? Please help.
 

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Santo21

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Change your formula to

=SUM(TIMEVALUE("0"&A2),TIMEVALUE("0"&B2))

Thanks for your quick reply. This formula works when the time is :18:44 & :27:04 (mm:ss). But for certain employees, the time is 1:15:54 (hh:mm:ss) and :14:33 (mm:ss) or it can be in mm:ss and hh:mm:ss format. So, is there a way to make sure that when I calculate the total worked hours, the formula takes care of this?

Please do suggest.
 
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Santo21

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++Special-K99
Special thanks to Special-K99, for helping me with the formula, with this formula I took someone else help and he modified the formula and helped me to resolve my query.

Formula is =SUM(IFERROR(TIMEVALUE("0"&C2),C2),IFERROR(TIMEVALUE("0"&D2),D2))
 

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