My time tracking app exports employee hours in the following format:

`xxh yym`

I’m looking for a way to convert this into a decimal number of hours. For example,

```
input(06h 30m)
return(6.5)
```

Can’t figure out a way to do it on Google Sheets or Excel. I tried creating a new function but it’s well beyond my ability. I have very little coding experience.

Thanks for any help!

On **Google Sheets**, you can do this by the `REGEXEXTRACT()`

builtin function as per the following formula (assuming your text is stored at `A1`

)

`=REGEXEXTRACT(A1,"^(\d{2})h \d{2}m") + REGEXEXTRACT(A1,"^\d{2}h (\d{2})m")/60`

`REGEXEXTRACT()`

is a regular expression extractor function. The input

text of`06h 30m`

have the following pattern`^\d{2}h \d{2}m`

where

`^`

refers to start of the string`\d`

refers to single digit number,`\d{2}`

means two digits`h`

,`,`

`m`

are all characters as they appear in the reference text.Hence, by using

`()`

around the portions we need to extract from the

text and simple arithmetic you can convert the`06h 30m`

into`6.5`

More information about regular expression syntax can be found in this

tutorial

### Answer：

An alternative formula:

```
=24*TIMEVALUE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"m",""),"h ",":"))
```

### Answer：

I am not totally sure what you mean by “input” and whether or not this is in a cell or a data source of some kind that you are parsing and it is unclear whether the “06h 30m” described is a time value in a cell with a custom format or if it is a text field.

This answer assumes that the data is a text field (in cell A2) and that you want to return the number as hours and fractions of an hour with a maximum of 24 hours (since I am also assuming that these are employee hours in a day). It assumes that there is always a two-digit number of hours or minutes and that there is a single space between the xxh and the yym:

```
=TIME(LEFT(A2,2),MID(A2,5,2),0)*24
```

I hope this at least leads you in the direction you are trying to get to.

### Answer：

```
Function ConvertTime(hours, minutes)
return hours + (minutes/60)
End Function
```

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