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Time calculation - which formula is needed?

asked 2015-09-05 08:18:31 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

updated 2015-09-05 09:53:31 +0200

I sum up times and the sum goes beyond 24h and need to multiply the hours with an hourly rate to create an invoice.

  • Until 23:59 I can use the formula =(HOUR(G15)+MINUTE(G15)/60)*320 to linearize the time
  • Beyond 23:59 the used formula reduces the time value by 24h. This is the correct functionality of the HOUR(cell) function.

I searched Help and Help Wiki but it seems that I overlooked the solution.

I appreciate any help which lets me to linearize hours and minutes beyond 23:59.

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answered 2015-09-05 10:22:01 +0200

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updated 2015-09-05 10:26:33 +0200

Internally Date/Time-Values are stored in units of Day
for transfer into units of hours you need to multiply by 24

=G15*24  * hourly_rate

simply does the job

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Thanks for the hint. In Japanese I now need to say "hazukashii"... meaning I feel ashamed because I did not come up with the idea myself.

Hopefully it helps some other guys.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2015-09-05 14:44:50 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-05 11:56:36 +0200

You also may have to use separate formula for each side of the Day, and add them together, (day1)+(day2), to display your total time, then multiply by your rate for funds.

simple for auditors and bosses to see.

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