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How to convert US standard time format to 24 hours (military) format using Excel 2013Getting those logfiles in an US standard time format using the PM/AM notation and have to present the data correctly sorted? Just convert them using these easy steps in Microsoft Excel 2013. You may also watch the step by step animation.
Step 1Load your log or text file in Excel using a separator that separates the time from the AM/PM bit. Normally this will be a space character.
2014-07-05 1:25:59 PM "High level sensor 3" AlertExample log-file using US-Time format. (Notice columns are not aligned.)
2014-07-05 1:51:23 PM "Normal level sensor 3" Informational
2014-07-05 10:04:46 AM "Switch 7 open" Warning
2014-07-05 10:19:11 AM "Switch 7 closed" Warning
Step2After importing the log file with the import wizzard, your sheet should resemble:
Step 3Inserting a blank column gives:
=IF(UPPER(C1)="PM";B1+"12:00:00";B1)Now propagate the formula in the column D*
Step 4Now you have the following in your Excel sheet:
Step 5Next format Cells in column D as "Time" of "Type" "*13:30:55" This results in:
Example animationReload the page to restart the animation.
Animation on how to convert US-Time format to ISO-Time format using Microsoft Office Excel 2013.
Download the example file here.
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