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## Format for reporting time spent

Hi

I have a report pulled from a spreadsheet which lists time spent by users in a decimal format.  i.e. 0.08 = 5mins

This means that the time spent report displays in decimal, but this does not make reading the report easy.

Is there any way of converting the decimal duration into a format that shows in "x hours xx mins". i.e. 2.67 = 2h 40m

Thanks

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Community Support

You could try this formula as below:

```Measure = var h=INT([SUMTIME]/60) return
h&"h"&([SUMTIME]-h*60)&"minte"```

or

```Measure 2 =
VAR h =
INT ( [SUMTIME] / 60 )
RETURN
IF (
( [SUMTIME]
- h * 60 )
= 0,
h & "h",
h & "h"
& ( [SUMTIME]
- h * 60 )
& "minte"
)```

Note: SUMTIME = CALCULATE(SUM(Table2[time spent]))

Result:

Best Regards,
Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
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Community Support

You could try this formula as below:

```Measure = var h=INT([SUMTIME]/60) return
h&"h"&([SUMTIME]-h*60)&"minte"```

or

```Measure 2 =
VAR h =
INT ( [SUMTIME] / 60 )
RETURN
IF (
( [SUMTIME]
- h * 60 )
= 0,
h & "h",
h & "h"
& ( [SUMTIME]
- h * 60 )
& "minte"
)```

Note: SUMTIME = CALCULATE(SUM(Table2[time spent]))

Result:

Best Regards,
Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
New Member

Hi Lin

Thanks, that looks like it should work, but I am finding that I get the same message as I got yesterday from the other suggestion which says "The value for 'SUMTIME' cannot be determines.  Either 'SUMTIME' Doesn't exist, or there is no current row for a column named 'SUMTIME'

However, I do have a column for SUMTIME.  I am not able to pick up any of my columns?

Thanks

Kirsty

Community Support

SUMTIME is a measure, not a column.

`SUMTIME = CALCULATE(SUM(Table2[time spent]))`

You should learn difference between measure and column first.

here is a demo pbix, please try it.

Best Regards,
Lin

Community Support Team _ Lin
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Community Champion

you can use FORMAT with calculating number if minutes by multiplying the decimal value by 60:

`Measure = FORMAT([Value],INT([Value]) & ":" & FORMAT(ROUND([Value]*60,0),"00"))`

or something like this

`Measure = FORMAT([Value],INT([Value]) & "h " & FORMAT(ROUND([Value]*60,0),"00m"))`

Thank you for the kudos 🙂

New Member

Thanks Stachu

This Measure didn't give me the caluclation that I was looking for.  I just got an error message.

I did manage to get the time converted to a number of minutes.

However, my customer needs the matrix report to show the time as 5hr, not 300min

Or 6hr 56min, not 416min

Is there a way of formatting the matrix sum to show the time in this way, rather than in a single unit of time?

Thanks

Community Champion

can you share the syntax you used in the end?

the second measure I posted should work for you, as long as [Value] is the measure where the aggregations is happening and [Measure] is just used to present it differently

Thank you for the kudos 🙂

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