Convert time measurement between hour, minutes, seconds, or day in Excel

How do you figure out how many minutes are in the one and a half day, or how many hours are in the five million seconds? This article will show you some easy way to deal with it.

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Hint


1. Convert time between hour, minute, second, or day with conversion factor

As we know, 1 hour = 60 minutes = 3600 seconds =1/24 day. So we can convert the time measurement with multiplying these factors.

See the following example, you can enter the formula =A2*3600 to convert hour to second quickly.

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You can use the same way to convert between hour, minutes, seconds or days quickly.

2. Convert time between hour, minute, second, or day with Convert function

It is hard to remember the conversion factors? You can use the Convert function to convert tween hour, minutes, seconds or days too.
See the following example, you can enter the formula =CONVERT(A2,"hr","sec") to easily convert from hour to second at once.

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Just replace the unit name in the formula, you can easily convert between these time measurements.

NO.

measurement

using in formual

1

Year

"yr"

2

Day

"day"

3

Hour

"hr"

4

Minute

"mn"

5

Second

"sec"


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Do not need to remember neither the conversion factor nor the function, Kutools for Excel's Unit Conversion tool can help you easily deal with it.

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Step 1: Select a range you want to work with.

Step 2. Click the Kutools > Content Converter > Unit Conversion. See screenshot:

Step 3. Specify the Time unit in the drop-down box of Unit, and then select source unit in the left box, converted unit in the right box, and you will see the result in the Preview box. See screenshot:

Step 4. Click Ok or Apply.

You can convert between hour and minute, hour and second with the same steps.

Note: If you want to keep the source unit in the cells and show results in the comment, you can check Add results as comment. See screenshot:

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Sometimes you may get a time with hour, minutes, and seconds together, and now you can use the following method to convert it to minutes or seconds.

Let's say a film lasts 1:56:42 (1 hour 56 minutes and 42 seconds), and now you want to convert to minutes. Supposing this time stays in Cell A1, just enter the formula =((HOUR(A1)*60)+MINUTE(A1)+(SECOND(A1)/60)) in a blank cell, you will get the minutes.

If you want to convert it to days, you can use the formula =((HOUR(A1)/12)+MINUTE(A1)/720+(SECOND(A1)/43200))


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