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Hello
I would like to know if the following conversion is possible in excel
in cell 1 I have date and time information
currently formatted from the cell format menu as (dd/mm/yy hh/mm)
in cell 2 I have the number of minutes that a process will take - this number is usually around 2,000 - 3,000 minutes
in cell 3 is it possible to display the completion date and time of the process?

Solved by S. J. in 12 mins

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Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 08:56

HI, Welcome to Excel chat.

User
17/09/2018 - 08:56

hi

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 08:57

You want to calculate the completion date and time based on original time and minutes operated?

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 08:57

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User
17/09/2018 - 08:58

yes

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 08:58

Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 08:58

Please fill the sample info in the preview.

User
17/09/2018 - 08:59

if it is easier to add extra cells I am happy with this

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 08:59

Ok. Thanks for the information. I am going to create formula for B3 cell.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:00

do you need me to do anything?

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:01

No. I am working on the formula. Please give me few minutes, while working on.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:02

if it would make it easier cell B1 does not have to be formatted in this way. it could be broken into two cells if it would help.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:02

I simply need the input and output information in some format

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:02

Basically, B1 is not in the right time and date format.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:03

could you please show me a better way?

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:03

Can you please copy it from the original? or i will reenter the date and time.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:04

you can re enter - any time or date is fine

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:04

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:05

=B1+B2/1440

User
17/09/2018 - 09:06

Have you changed the formatting?

User
17/09/2018 - 09:06

thank you

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:06

The format is not right. So, i have reentered the date and time.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:06

Google sheet picks as mm/dd/yyyy hh:,mm

User
17/09/2018 - 09:07

ok i see it is in american format

User
17/09/2018 - 09:07

is excel the same?

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:07

So, i have entered in the same format.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:07

When you download to your local, it converts to your format automatically.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:07

thanks this is a big help

User
17/09/2018 - 09:08

I will just quickly test the file on excel

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:08

But, i have changed the format of the cell.

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:08

Whether the formula to add minutes is very simple as shown.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:08

yes - thank you. It works

Excelchat Expert
17/09/2018 - 09:08

Great to hear.

User
17/09/2018 - 09:08

thanks for your help

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