Converting time format into whole numbers

rafikarp

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Hi,

I have a column called "duration", which shows the length of a phone call made. It has been given to me in the format of hh:mm:ss, so that 00:00:35 means a 35 second call, 00:15:42 is a 15 minutes and 42 second call etc.

In essence, though, because of the format being a time format, these numbers really mean 12:00:35 am and 12:15:42 am, that is, a time of day.

I need to convert 00:00:35 into "35 seconds", and then round up to the nearest minute. So in this example, 00:00:35 should equal 1 and 00:15:42 should equal 16.

The roundup function is not working due to the numbers being in time format and I am out of ideas on how to convert seconds into whole numbers.

Is there any easy way to do this? Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

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Richard Schollar

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Hi

You can use Ceiling:
Excel Workbook
AB
100:00:351
200:15:4216
Sheet3
Excel 2003
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
B1=CEILING(A1*1440,1)
 

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