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#1 power pivot

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:15 PM

I am working with vessels and calculating the scheduled time vs. the arrival time.  Often it is more than 24 hours.  When I calculate scheduled to arrived, I do the following:

 

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Scheduled:  04/05/15 03:00           Arrived:  04/08/15 17:52

 

Scheduled date and time in cell A1, Arrived date and time in cell H1.  Formula =(h1-A1)*24/24, then customized as [h]:mm format.  This works perfect.

 

However, sometimes the vessel arrives before it was scheduled and the calculation does not work.

 

I tried to do an if statement, but excel is not recognizing the "(" as part of the first argument. I want the if statement to say,

 

Argument =if(h1-a1)*24/24<0 if that is "true", then 0, if that is false than (h1-a1)*24/24.  How do I make excel understand the argument already includes a "("?

 



#2 power pivot

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:24 PM

Never mind....I figured it out.  I just needed to add an additional "(" in the front to separate it all.  Works fine now. 

 

=if((H1-A1)*24/24<0,0(H1-A1)*24/24)

 

 

 



#3 Jonathan

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

I'm glad you were able to solve the problem.

 

For anyone else with a similar problem, you can find a video lesson explaining the IF function in: Expert Skills Lesson 3-5 Use the IF logic function.

 

For a more general explanation of Excel formulas, see the video lesson: Essential Skills Lesson 2-12 Create your own formulas.


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