cancel
Showing results for
Did you mean:
Frequent Visitor

## Converting a decimal minuts information to duration type

Hi there,

i currently receive a duration information as a decimal value. e.g 4.65 which are 4.65 * 60 = 279 seconds = 4:39 (MS).

I want to convert this value to a new column which i can set to the type "duration". Of course i can do the calculation but i wonder what is the "right" way to do perform this operation?

Henrik

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Super User

## Re: Converting a decimal minuts information to duration type

in PowerBI, when it comes to date/times:
1 = 1 day, which is 1440 min.
so if you do 4.65/1440 then you will get a decimal in reference to 1 which you should be able to convert to duration type

3 REPLIES 3
Highlighted
Super User

## Re: Converting a decimal minuts information to duration type

in PowerBI, when it comes to date/times:
1 = 1 day, which is 1440 min.
so if you do 4.65/1440 then you will get a decimal in reference to 1 which you should be able to convert to duration type

Super User

## Re: Converting a decimal minuts information to duration type

Well, duration is still a pain in Desktop. Query Editor has a duration type but desktop does not. I would probably leave it in seconds in Query Editor and work with it that way.