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Subtracting data in <day> <hour>:<minute>:<second>

Hi,

I need to be able to subtract date in the following format <day> <hour>:<minute>:<second>

 Customer placed order datetime Placed order with restaurant datetime 01 02:52:12 01 03:00:25
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Re: Subtracting data in <day> <hour>:<minute>:<second>

Excel Formula: Calculate Days Hours Minutes seconds between Two Dates

=INT(C3-B3)&" days "&TEXT(C3-B3,"h"" hrs ""m"" mins ""s"" secs""")

or

Calculate the difference between two times

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Re: Subtracting data in <day> <hour>:<minute>:<second>

Dear @Kristy_Zim

It is a little tricky to understand what you are after exactly.

However, if I assume that:

• The month and year of the data is not relevant (it can be any month or year)
• You wish to subtract "Customer placed order datetime" FROM "Placed order with restaurant datetime", so that you can achieve the goal:
• "Determine how long after the customer placed the order the order was placed with the restaurant", while
• Display the result in the same format as the input data (dd HH:mm:ss)

Then you can use something like this:

``=TEXT(VALUE("2022-01-"&B2)-VALUE("2022-01-"&A2),"dd HH:mm:ss")``

Re: Subtracting data in <day> <hour>:<minute>:<second>

Yes, that's what I was looking for. Thank you very much for your help!!

Re: Subtracting data in <day> <hour>:<minute>:<second>

Hi again,

I am trying to find the average of these travel time but excel isn't able to recognize it . Do I need to change the format ?
00 00:11:10
00 00:24:55
00 00:28:31
00 00:24:30
00 00:31:32
00 00:10:22
00 00:27:05
00 00:48:49
00 00:16:53
00 00:47:12

Re: Subtracting data in <day> <hour>:<minute>:<second>

If all times are within one date you may separate the column using Data->Text to Columns with space as delimiter. Or convert it to datetime by formula as previously discussed.