I have a formula that deals with time. One cell (C4) has a set value it is a whole number. The entries in column I can be either numbers like 55, 6.5, 4.556. It can also be time like 33:30, 4:03 00:06.5. column J gives 3 options Min., Sec., or Min./sec. depending on the entries in I and J the return value is either a one or zero. I use the absolute values so it won't matter if it is time with a colon or a number value. It is as follows.

**=IF(AND((ABS(I6))>=(ABS($C$4)),J6="Min."),1,IF(AND((ABS(I6))>=(ABS($C$4))*60,J6="sec."),1,IF(AND((ABS(I6))>=(ABS(($C$4)&":00")),J6="Min./Sec."),1,0)))**

This works, unless the user fails to enter zeros before the colon in a time entry. Instead of entering 00:06.5 they enter :06.5. This messes things up because the ABS function has no idea what to do with it.

I want to add a section to the formula something like this.

**=IF(I6=" :*",(ABS("00"&(I6))),0)**So if a user fails to enter the zeros, the formula will do it for them. The problem is with the wildcard. I don't think it likes the colon. Is there a way to do this?

Thank you in advance,

Jim