## How to convert seconds to time (hh mm ss ) or vice versa in Excel?

Have you ever tried to convert a number of seconds to hh:mm:ss time format or display the time format to seconds in Excel? This article, I will talk about some tricks to solve this task, please read the following details:

Convert a number of seconds to time format with formulas

#### Convert a number of seconds to time format with formulas

Supposing, I have the following numbers of seconds in a column, to convert them to days, hours, minutes, seconds time format, you can apply the formulas:

1. Enter this formula: =A2/86400 into a blank cell where you want to output the result, and drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and you will get some numbers as following screenshot shown:

2. Select theses formula cells, and right click to choose Format Cells option from the context menu, in the popped out Format Cells dialog box, under the Number tab, click Custom option, and enter dd:hh:mm:ss into the Type box, see screenshot:

3. And then click OK button, and the cells have been displayed as dd:hh:mm:ss time format, see screenshot:

Note: Here is another formula also can help you to display the number of seconds as the text format like this: x hours x minutes x seconds: =TEXT(A2/86400,CHOOSE(MATCH(A2,{0,60,3600},1),"s ""sec""","m ""min"" s ""sec""","[h] ""hrs"" m ""min"" s ""sec""")), after applying this formula, you will get this result, see screenshot:

Convert hh:mm:ss time format to hours / minutes / seconds:

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#### Convert hh:mm:ss time format to seconds / minutes / hours with Kutools for Excel

On the contrary of above problem, if you want to convert hh:mm:ss time format to seconds, minutes or hours, I can recommend a useful tool-Kutools for Excel, with its Convert Time feature, you can quickly convert the time format to the number of hours, minutes or seconds.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the times that you want to convert.

2. Click Kutools > Content > Convert Time, then choose Time to Hours / Time to Minutes / Time to Seconds as you need, see screenshot:

3. And your selected time cells have been converted into the desired hours, minutes or seconds you need, see screenshot:

Note: If you don’t like the converted result located in the original cells, you can go the Convert Time dialog by clicking Kutools > Content > Convert Time, in the Convert Time dialog box, choose the convert type you need, and then check Save to another location checkbox, and click a cell where you want to put the result, see screenshot:

Then click OK button, the converted results will be located at the cells you selected.

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Is it possible to add a column of times and get a correct result?
0:31:49
0:43:28
0:46:54
0:15:16
1:19:05
0:07:26
0:10:02
0:22:50
0:01:58
0:27:30
0:54:14
0:39:56
1:12:10
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I am converting from seconds to format 8 hours 6 minutes 43 seconds this way=LET(hrs,ROUNDDOWN(D2/3600,0),mnts,ROUNDDOWN((D2-(hrs*3600))/60,0),CONCATENATE(hrs," hours ",mnts," minutes ",ROUND((D2-(hrs*3600)-(mnts*60)),0)," seconds"))

LET function is great providing you almost VBA like freedom in assigning variables and values to them.
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It's exactly what I was looking for. Especially TEXT(A2/86400,CHOOSE(MATCH(A2,{0,60,3600},1),"s ""sec""","m ""min"" s ""sec""","[h] ""hrs"" m ""min"" s ""sec""")),Thank you.
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Thaks a lot of .............. Its works successfully
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Lets say I have C2=1 (as hour), D2=5 (as minutes), E2=0 (as seconds) and in F2=3900 as seconds.

In 3900 seconds is multiplied by 10% up to 90%

in A5=F2*0, B5=F2*0.1, C5=F2*0.2 up to J5=F2*0.9 which is 3500 but I wanted the results to be in time format which is 58:30.
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Hi

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If you just want to convert second numbers to hours, please apply this simple formula:
=A1/3600

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how to convert DD:H:MM to H:MM in excel 2007 For ex. 02(day):(01 hours):10(min) to 49(Hours):10(min)
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Hello, sachin,
https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/4050-excel-convert-dd-hh-mm-to-hours.html

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