I have a pivot table which pulls out the time wasted by each employee in seconds.... Is there a way in which i can have the format changed in the pivot in such a way that the data can be shown in minutes and seconds
In the Category list, click the format category you want.
Select the options you want for the format, and then click OK twice.
If the report has more than one data field (data field: A field from a source list, table, or database that contains data that is summarized in a PivotTable report or PivotChart report. A data field usually contains numeric data, such as statistics or sales amounts.), repeat these steps for each one!
If you have 1230 and you want it displayed as 20.30 it means that you have seconds not as excel time but as a number and so it is not possible to display it the way you want.
To solve your problem you have to do the following:
- Create a calculated field:
Right-click on the Pivot Table, choose Formulas>Calculated Field.
Create a new field with the formula = < Your time field as a number > / 86400. This will create a new field with the values equivalent to your original values but in excel time.
- After the field is created you can hide your original field.
- Finally right-click on the new field, Field Settings>Number and choose a format, like hh:mm:ss.