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## Convert text value to long time

Hello comunity.

I have duration value  in sec(integer),  I use DAX to convert it to time

Movement Time =
VAR Duration ='Summary table'[Duration(sec)]
VAR Hours =INT ( Duration / 3600)
VAR Minutes =INT ( MOD( Duration - ( Hours * 3600 ),3600 ) / 60)
VAR Seconds =ROUNDUP(MOD ( MOD( Duration - ( Hours * 3600 ),3600 ), 60 ),0)
VAR H =IF ( LEN ( Hours ) = 1,
CONCATENATE ( "0", Hours ),Hours)
VAR M =IF (LEN ( Minutes ) = 1,
CONCATENATE ( "0", Minutes ),Minutes)
VAR S =IF (LEN ( Seconds ) = 1,
CONCATENATE ( "0", Seconds ),Seconds)
RETURN
CONCATENATE (H,CONCATENATE ( ":", CONCATENATE ( M, CONCATENATE ( ":", S ) ) ))

Then I try appy time format for this column and got error

So this perfectly works untill my time value less or equall  to 23:59:59.

question - how can I convert duration to time like hhh:nn:mm  and apply time format as well

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Community Support

Hi @kvitnitskiy ,

Power BI doesn't support Duration data type for time over 24 hours.

If you need the time format, you can consider adding an extra column to save the part beyond 24h, or use the Date\Time format to convert the part beyond 24h to days

Best Regards,

Jianbo Li

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Solution Sage

Please see this article for a better way to handle durations like this.

Calculate and Format Durations in DAX – Hoosier BI

Pat

Microsoft Employee
Community Support

Hi @kvitnitskiy ,

Power BI doesn't support Duration data type for time over 24 hours.

If you need the time format, you can consider adding an extra column to save the part beyond 24h, or use the Date\Time format to convert the part beyond 24h to days

Best Regards,

Jianbo Li

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Super User

@kvitnitskiy , You can have a number like

1*time(h,m,s)

That will be a fraction of a day . you can multiply with 24 to get hours

24*60 to get minutes

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