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# Formula to calculate the duration in Hours and minutes of a work

I have to fields "WorkEnd"(End Hour field type) and "WorkStart" (Start Hour Field type), how can i calculate the duration of the work in hours and minutes and show it in a field called "Total"???

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• Nick
• Nick
• 3 yrs ago
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Try this formula

WorkEnd - WorkStart

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• I put in the duration field called 'Total', the formula Total = WorkEnd - WorkStart

It does not work...

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• Nick
• Nick
• 3 yrs ago
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• Ok, thanks a lot

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• How to convert this (8:30) to 8,5 ours, so I can get a price for spended time?

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• Mconneen
• Mconneen
• 2 yrs ago
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@Jan,

Use a Time Interval field.    Then set that field equal to the end time - start time.... and select the desired format.   POOF.

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• What??
If I am gonna entertain in a pub for an example, I usally starts around 22:00 (PM) and play until 01:30 (AM), okay?
The answer is gonna be "-20.5 h", how do you explain that??

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• @Mconneen

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• Fred
• Fred
• 1 yr ago
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If you use a Date/Time field, Ninox does the math properly.

I have a test DB with a clockIn field and clockOut field that are Date/Time fields. Then I have another formula field that takes clockOut - clockIn and I get the proper time. Now that you are using Date/Time fields you now have to be aware that Ninox, behind the scenes, uses milliseconds.

Then you have to have another field that converts the milliseconds to a meaningful number: number(HoursWorked / 3600000).

Give it a try and let us know how it goes.

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• Hi

Fred's answer is the correct way to go but if you want to stick to a time field use an if stataement to check if your duration is positive or negative and add 24 to the answer if it's negative. You can see that for your -20.5 above, 24-20.5 gives the correct answer, 3.5..

Doing the same without an if statement can be done with this...

TimeEnd-TimeStart+((sign(TimeEnd-TimeStart)-1)*-12)

Regards John

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