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Excel Formula: Convert Time to Another Time Zone

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In this tutorial, it introduces a formula that converts the given time to another time zone.

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
doc convert date to julia 1

Generic formula:

MOD(time+(difference/24),1)

Syntaxt and Arguments

Time: the time you want to convert to time in another time zone.
Difference: the time difference between the old time zone and the new time zone.

Return Value

It returns a decimal value, then you need to format it to a time format you want.

How this formula work

Use below formula to convert the NY time in cell B3:B6 to the new time based on the time differences in cell D3:D6:

=MOD(B3+(D3/24),1)

Press Enter key and drag fill handle down to cell E6.
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Then keep the results selected, click Home tab, and go to the drop-down list of Number Format to select Time to format the results as time.
doc convert date to julia 1

Explanation

In Excel, time is fractional value of the number 1, and one day has 24hours, thus, the formula difference/24) will convert a number to time that Excel recognized.

MOD function: Returns the division remainder of two numbers. Here it is used to make sure the formula result is less than 1. Take the last one row data for example, B6+(D6/24)=1.422916667, in fact, the real time is less or equal to 1, here we apply the MOD function to convert the real result 1.422916667 to 0. 422916667.


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