Change Time AM PM to Duration only

  • I have to import the duration of our machine cutting times from Excel to Pastel, but the time format in Excel is shown in [h]:mm:ss AM and PM. How do I change this to just show time duration?. There are no formulas. I am just filling in the duration with each ended process.


    Product Code Product Description Machine Duration ([h]:mm:ss)

  • Re: Change Time AM PM to Duration only


    You can set the format of the cell to that by using the custom option.

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  • Re: Change Time AM PM to Duration only


    It works perfectly here. make sure that you have chosen [h]:mm, not the one with AM and PM after it.

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  • Re: Change Time AM PM to Duration only


    I am sorry - I can't help you. When I apply exactly the same settings as you, I see no AM or PM in the formula bar at the top - just the time (e.g. 12:30:00).

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    Okay, thank you.
    How do I escalate that there is no resolve yet? Should I repost this to get more eyes on the question?

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    No - you just have to be patient. Remember, this is a forum manned by volunteers, not a paid-for service, so you can't always expect to get an immediate response. If you opened another thread on the same issue, it would be against the forum rules and a moderator would close it as a duplicate. You can bump this thread a couple of times a day, though, if you wish, by posting another post to it. I am sorry I can't help, but as I am unable to replicate your issue, there is nothing I can do.


    The other thing you could do is change the thread title in your opening post (or ask a moderator to do it for you) as it does not accurately describe the problem you are having, in fact it seems to say the opposite of what you really want!

    Ali :)


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  • Re: Change Time AM PM to Duration only


    You're welcome! :)

    Ali :)


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