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Excel reading minutes as hours
« on: January 13, 2020, 04:19:01 pm »
I used a race timing app for my club reliability ride: Race Timer.  It all went well but the finish time output is shifted so that minutes are being displayed as hours. 

To illustrate, if someone took 4 hours 15 min 10 sec, instead of 04:15:10, it is showing it as 255:10:00.  The start time output is displaying as it should with hh:mm:ss, so someone starting after 5 minutes 25 seconds is 00:05:25 

My plan is to subtract start from finish to get riding time, but I need them in the same format to do that.  Has anyone encoutered this and found a fix?  Googling didn't throw up anything, just lots of stuff telling me how to do basic time formats. 

Re: Excel reading minutes as hours
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 04:40:20 pm »
Add an extra column and divide the time by 60? You might need to manually set the format to duration.

Also, beware of Excel auto-recognising some of your values as durations and some as times of day. Doing maths on these can cause very odd results.

Re: Excel reading minutes as hours
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 10:02:44 am »
Divide by 60 - thanks for that, genius!