I am making a scheduled events in Excel 2016 that tracks the difference between a series of date/time stamps and keeps a running total.
... | ETA | ATA | Diff | Total | ... 11/20/18 8:00 11/19/18 12:00 (ETA - ATA ) (diff + last diff)
The problem is that Excel doesn't handle datetimes that are negative. So if something is ahead of schudle, it becomes a #VALUE and the whole series dies.
I've tried using 1904 date format but that always is at least 1 day and plus there's no zero date and even equal datetimes will equate +1 days.
Then there's using TEXT() to convert to text but then it not really possible to use it for the next event since its not longer a date and negative dates will still be an issue.
Only other option is to break out days/hours/minutes into separate hidden columns and convert/add to each date for each datetime or something silly.
Is there some other way of keeping a running total of positive or negative datetimes that I am missing?