Formatting Time Values
November 21, 2001 - by Bill Jelen
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My question sounds simple but I cannot figure this out. I work at a Call Center and I'm importing info from reports created by the Avaya System (phone system). Now, this reports have talk time, wrap up time, and other stats.When I import the stats to Excel if the time is less than 1 min it appears as :01 sec. What I need is for Excel to change this to 0:01. The main reason I need that zero is because when I transfer this info to Access it does not recognize anything that does not appear in this format (0:00). I have played with the Formatting and have yet to figure this out. It is very time consuming to sit there and add zeros to fix this! My knowledge of Excel is very basic. Can you build a macro? Or what about conditional formatting?
I would use this simple macro. First, highlight the selection with the times, then run the macro.
Sub TryThis() For Each cell in Selection If Left(cell.value, 1) = ":" Then cell.Value = "0" & cell.Value End if Next cell End Sub
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