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How to calculate time difference with milliseconds in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-05-27

To calculate the time difference is the normal job in our daily Excel routine. However, in this article, I am going to talk about calculating time difference with milliseconds in Excel.

Time difference with milliseconds

Time difference with milliseconds

Using the general formula =B2-A2 will get an error result while the value in B2 is smaller than A2, here I introduce a formula to handle this.

Select a cell that you will place the result in, type this formula =B2-A2+(A2>B2), press Enter key, and drag autofill handle over the cells needed this formula. See screenshot:
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Tip: If you want to convert general time format to millisecond format, right click at the time cells and select Format Cells to enable the Format Cells dialog, select Custom in the Category list under Number tab, and type this hh:mm:ss.000 into the text box. See screenshot:
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Ola, fiquei muito contente ao encontrar seu conteudo, mesmo com o seu passo a passo sobre milesimos de segundos nao consegui o resultado desejado, entao decidi fazer uma experiencia com seu proprio exemplo e pra minha surpresa o resultado tambem nao foi satisfatorio. Usei este exemplo existente na parte superior deste conteudo: = B2-A2 + (A2> B2). O que estou buscando saber, qual o tempo decorrido entre 58.343 e 1:22.738. Aguardo, agradeço por qualquer informaçao e desejo sucesso em seus eventos.
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Hi, Jorge Costa, I have tested the formula for your provided data, it works correctly(please make sure that the format of the data you entered is correctly hh:mm:ss.000), please see the screenshot:

Note: If you are in Portuguese Excel version, the cell format maybe in somewhat different.
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