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## Convert a duration into a number of hours

Hello everyone,

I have a metric which provides me a duration in the following format : HH:SS

I would like to obtain a numeric value indicating the exact number of hours for this duration.
for example if the duration is 03:30 (3h30min) I want to obtain 3.5 as a number.

Is there any function that could help me with that ?

Thanks you very much

Alexandre BERNARD

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## Re: Convert a duration into a number of hours

Multiply by 24 rather than divde:

Interval#('3:30', 'H:mm') * 24 = 3.5

Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. - A Einstein
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## Re: Convert a duration into a number of hours

If the duration is a timestamp, you can divide by 24.

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## Re: Convert a duration into a number of hours

=num(left('03:30',2) & ',' & Right('03:30',2)/6)

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## Re: Convert a duration into a number of hours

The problem is that I want to convert a duration into a number. The format is different so I cant Divide it.
Are there any functions that convert Time duration into numbers ?

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## Re: Convert a duration into a number of hours

Multiply by 24 rather than divde:

Interval#('3:30', 'H:mm') * 24 = 3.5

Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. - A Einstein
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## Re: Convert a duration into a number of hours

If the time duration is calculated using QV time values and functions, it is actually a number, representing days. Shorter intervals will be fractions of a day; 1 hour has a value of 1/24. So if you multiply the interval by 24 you will get a value in decimal hours.

If the interval is a string value, then you can convert that to a QV numeric interval using Interval# (as I did above).

Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. - A Einstein
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## Re: Convert a duration into a number of hours

Hi Alexandre,

Convert time stamp into hour decimal value :

hour( interval(([timestamp]/86400), 'hh:mm:ss') )

+ (((Minute (interval(([timestamp]/86400), 'hh:mm:ss')) * 100) / 60)

+ (Second (interval(([timestamp]/86400), 'hh:mm:ss')) * 100) / 3600 ) / 100

or

If the field is TimeSecond then you can convert using below:

(TimeSecond /3600)  which converts Seconds to duration in decimal

Regards

Neetha