In the Formula bar, place your cursor inside the , click value , and then type C2-B2. To copy the formula into the remaining rows, drag the fill handle. See TEXT function to learn more about this formula. To try the examples, copy the following table to any blank part of the sheet that contains the sample data, and then click the formula cells to see how the formula is constructed in the Formula Builder. Copy the sample data To better understand the steps, copy the following sample data to cell A1 on a blank sheet.

On the Formulas tab, under Function , click Formula Builder. Under Arguments , click the box next to value , and then type C2-B2. Subtract dates. Show dates as days of the week. Insert and format the current date and time. Open a blank workbook or worksheet.

Select the following sample data, including the headings. Create a blank workbook or sheet.

Select the following sample data. Hi, I had a similar problem working with time. For 24 hours Excel stores this as 1 day, 0 hours.

My solution was to convert everything to seconds and work from there. If you have formatted as days, multiply by seconds in a day , if you have formatted as hours, multiply by seconds in an hour, etc. I have a question, If I have am and i want to minus pm what is the correct formula I need in order for it to see I have gone into the next day? I have tried and it will give me a I need it to see that it is a 24hr period. Look forward to getting a solution, thanking everyone for their inputs!

When I use custom format to represent times greater than 24 hours, the [h]:mm:ss displays Why the addition of hours to the total? Because the [h]:mm actually requires that you convert the total hours to DAYS. I am trying to show my kid when he improves in his swimming times. It is all good when he improves. Formula works great. But, if he did not improve the formula does not work. For example: last month it took him This month it took him So, he improved But, if the numbers are opposite and he did worse the formula will not give me the negative number I am looking for.

E-mail not published. The detailed steps follow below: Select the cell s you want to format. This will open the Format Cells dialog box. On the Number tab, under Category , select Custom , and type one of the following time formats in the Type box: Over 24 hours: [h]:mm:ss or [h]:mm Over 60 minutes: [m]:ss Over 60 seconds: [s] The following screenshot shows the "over 24 hours" custom time format in action: Below are a few other custom formats that can be used to display time intervals exceeding the length of the standard time units.

Although the above times look like text strings, they are still numeric values, since Excel number formats change only the visual representation but not the underlying values. So, you are free to add and subtract the formatted times as usual, reference them in your formulas and use in other calculations.

## Displaying Negative Times (Microsoft Excel)

If the end time is greater than the start time, the time difference is displayed as a negative number, like in row 5 in the screenshot above. If after applying custom formatting a cell displays , most likely the cell is not wide enough to display the date time value. To fix this, expand the column width either by double-clicking or dragging the right boundary of the column. April 13, at pm. Natalia Sharashova Ablebits. April 14, at am. Imran Masud says:. April 20, at pm.

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April 24, at am. Thanks, Svetlana again!! Svetlana Cheusheva Ablebits. April 26, at pm. Hi Rohan, I don't know the reasoning behind your calculations, but the results are correct. May 24, at am. Indra says:.

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March 20, at am. I need to subtract for ex, hours from 24 hours, what formula should i need to use, Warm regards, Thyagaraj V. Lee Y C says:. April 7, at am. Craig says:. April 30, at pm. Example: 2: 43 d: hh: mm plus 30 minutes displays as 2: 13 but it should be 3: 0: Thanks, Craig. BB says:. August 2, at am. Many thanks for your kind help. Khin Lae says:. August 7, at am. August 23, at am. Natty says:.

October 8, at am. October 11, at am. Jolyon Ticer-Wurr says:. December 4, at pm. Josh says:. December 31, at am. I am using Excel on an Office subscription; Excel for Mac, version Do you have any further guidance? Hi Josh, To get an "over 24 hours" custom format, you should enclose the hour code in square brackets. Yvon says:. March 15, at pm. Ganesh says:. Users are saying about us Usman Qamar February 20, at am.

This is excellent, it works even for minutes and seconds.. Snehal January 14, at am. Thank you for the help. This really works. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Continue No Comments. Continue 3 Comments. Terms and Conditions of use. Home About Advertise With Us. Newsletter Get latest updates from exceltip in your mail.