Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

TextTimeToMinutes ( TimeText )

Converts complex human readable text input of time to hours, minutes, or seconds.

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  Sample input:
TextTimeToMinutes("1 hour 4 min 30 seconds")
  Sample output:

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

This function will convert a human-readable time unit into a base unit in the desired format of days, hours, minutes, or seconds. Handles complex cases with combinations of up to 3 units of days, hours, minutes, and seconds.

Note: Decimal values must be entered with a leading zero. For example "0.5 seconds".



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