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    Making a format as a genuine value

    I am working with hours difference split between two days. i.e start work at 23:00 on 1st and finish at 07:00 on the second.

    Now when it comes for easier typing of the hours I format the cell for CUSTOM 00\:00 so I can type the hours and minutes continuously and the format takes care of placing the colon , that works fine as a format but doesn't return the same result compared to typing the hours the traditional way with the colon inserted manually.

    I am after using the format for easier typing and getting the correct result.

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    that works fine as a format but doesn't return the same result compared to typing the hours the traditional way with the colon inserted manually.
    Formatting is only a cosmetic change to the appearance of the data in a cell, it does not change the underlying value/contents of the cell. If you want the cell to contain time, then you need to enter it that way.
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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

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    You can also use hidden helper columns for the in and out times
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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

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    You can also use hidden helper columns for the in and out times
    didnt work it always comes up with a result of ############

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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    You did not post a workbook, nor indicate which cells were holding which values, so the formula was just a generic. Did you replace: "time out cell" with the actual cell address for time in, etc?
    The formula would then look like:
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    Or what ever your actual cell addresses are.
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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    Attached is the sample file.
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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    wow thats quite some delayed reply...almost 4 years?

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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    Why did you post in the Outlook section?
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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    I know. My bad. Still navigating myself through the replies. Figured how to add (solved) and saw this was hanging.

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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

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    Why did you post in the Outlook section?
    I noticed that too, but was more intrigued by the delay in replying

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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    So is it solved or not?

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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    Not yet

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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    You subtracted the start time from the end time in row 10 and you left out the outer MOD() function as used in G9:
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    Re: Making a format as a genuine value

    That worked now. Thanks

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