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MarLinCH
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Formatting Text to Duration

Hi everyone, 

 

First time here, so I'm excited to get help - thank you very much. 

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I receive a weekly update with data, including the time for certain calls. "Non ACD Calls in Time" and "Logged On Time (Per Skill Group)" are being seen as "Text," while "Non ACD Calls Out Time" is being seen as "Time." I would like to format all columns as "Time" to see how many hours, minutes, and seconds people spend on the phone. 

 

In the raw data set, everything is formatted as the same: 

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Thank you very much for your help!

Cheers

Markus

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Thank you very much - I've also found sth. that worked: 

let
    DurationFromYourText = (text as text) as duration => let
        Split = Text.Split(text, ":"),
        AsNumbers = List.Transform(Split, Number.FromText),
        Duration = #duration(0, AsNumbers{0}, AsNumbers{1}, AsNumbers{2})
    in
        Duration,
    Invoked = DurationFromYourText([#"Logged On Time (Per Skill Group)"])
in
    Invoked

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mlsx4
Super User
Super User

Hi @MarLinCH 

 

Have you tried to change data type from here? You select the column and change to duration

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Yes, if I change it to "Duration", it will show "Error":

MarLinCH_0-1696337165635.png

 

Hi @MarLinCH 

Ok, I think the problem is because you have duration over 24 hours. Try to apply this solution: https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Desktop/Duration-Error-over-24-00-00/td-p/1204481

Thank you very much - I've also found sth. that worked: 

let
    DurationFromYourText = (text as text) as duration => let
        Split = Text.Split(text, ":"),
        AsNumbers = List.Transform(Split, Number.FromText),
        Duration = #duration(0, AsNumbers{0}, AsNumbers{1}, AsNumbers{2})
    in
        Duration,
    Invoked = DurationFromYourText([#"Logged On Time (Per Skill Group)"])
in
    Invoked

@MarLinCH 

That's nice!! Please, mark the topic as solved for other users who may have the same problem

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