I'm looking to format a datetime in Excel 2010 to display as something like this:
1.234 ==> 1 day, 5 hour, 36 minutes
I know how to do something similar for simpler scenarios
For just days, I can use a conditional format, like so:
[=1] d" day";d" days"
But this does not work with a timestamp.
For the whole set, I can do:
d" days, "h" hours, "m" minutes"
but this looks funny when one of those values (often days) is
I'm not sure how to fuse these two concepts. I would be extra nice to have
1 day, 5 minutes
if the hours value is 0, but
1 day, 0 hours, 5 minutes
works just as well.
I can whip up a solution with VBA/UDF, but there's no other code on the workbook at this point, so I'd like to avoid that route if possible. I also know I can parse the value out in another cell like this:
=DAY(A1) & IF(DAY(A1)=1," day"," days") & ", " & HOUR(A1) & IF(HOUR(A1)=1," hour"," hours") & ", " & etc...
But this is rather clunky and requires running calculations in a new set of cells, rather than just plugging in the format on the current data column and being done.
Is this actually possible with a conditional number format, or am I stuck with a more long, drawn-out method?