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TroyMacPherson
Qrew Cadet
2 years ago

Convert Multi Select Text to Duration

Hi All,
I have a multiple choice text field with the below options for users:
15 min
30 min
45 min
60 min
90 min

What function can I use to obtain a Duration Value that corresponds with the user selection?  I need to be able to determine things like averages and totals using the duration value.

Thanks in advance


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Troy MacPherson
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2 Replies

  • I personally prefer to have numeric fields for the units in minutes

    For a numeric field type you can create a new formula numeric of 

    ToNumber(Left([multiple choice text], " "))

    If you want to have a formula duration field type then it would be 

    Minutes(ToNumber(Left([multiple choice text], " ")))

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    Mark Shnier (YQC)
    mark.shnier@gmail.com
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    • TroyMacPherson's avatar
      TroyMacPherson
      Qrew Cadet
      Excellent thank you Mark!  I think I'll probably create both numeric and duration fields - just in case.

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      Troy MacPherson
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