Have a huge excel sheet with thousands of times from an Ironman competiton. All times and split times have been written in the format 08.11.15. I need this converted to the 08:11:15 format so that I can then convert this to seconds and continue with statistics. I have thought of using decimals also, however, then one loses the second, which is not good in this case. Anyone out there who can help. The 08.11.15 format is in the "general" format and have already tried to see if I could get the numbers to change by changing the formatting. Does not work. Thanks.

If your data is supposed to be 8 hours 11 minutes 15 seconds

Try this:With your data in Cell A1, in cell B1 enter the formula:

=TIME(LEFT(A1,2),MID(A1,4,2),RIGHT(A1,2))

MIKE

Hi Mike,

Thanks. My wish was to transfer the hh:mm:ss to all seconds. I did have the formular for this and yesterday I figured out to copy paste the columns into word, find and replace all . with : , copy paste again back into excel and voila my formula worked and I got seconds. Thanks for taking the time to answer though.

Hans

I figured out to copy paste the columns into word, find and replace all . with : , copy paste again back into excelYou could have saved yourself a Copy/Paste by doing the

find and replace all . with :in Excel.MIKE

He he, so true, that was pretty silly. Thanks again. Hans

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