# Customizing Time Format for Time in Status Reports

The** Format** option lets you select the time format of status duration:

Minutes

HoursMinutes

Hours:Minutes

DaysHoursMinutes

Decimal Weeks

Decimal Hours

Decimal Days

Business Decimal Weeks

Business Decimal Days

Business DaysHoursMinutes

Let's look at different examples of calculating and displaying these formats.

**Minutes**

The usual format calculates the time in minutes.

**HoursMinutes**

A format is calculated and presented in the form **0h 0m**.

If the *Use cases task* in the Cycle Time calculation has a value of **759 minutes**, then it is **12h 39m** in HoursMinutes format.

**Hours:Minutes**

The same as in the previous case, but without the letter designations following the numbers - **00:00**.

If the *Use cases task* in the Cycle Time calculation has a value of **759 minutes**, then it is **12:39** in Hours**:**Minutes format.

**DaysHoursMinutes**

In this case, all values are calculated and presented as **0d 0h 0m**.

That is, it is known that there are **24 hours in a day**, and if a particular task was **in To do status for 30 hours and 32 minutes**, then in this format, this value will be equal to **1d 6h 32m**.

**Decimal Weeks**

Let's recall what fractions are to understand how this and other decimal formats work.

*How To Calculate Days To Weeks:*

To convert days to weeks, multiply your days by **0.1428571429**. The formula would look like this:

**Y _{week} = X_{day} * 0.1428571429**

Using this simple example, we understand that if a week with** 7 days is conditionally taken as 1**, then the share of **1 day in a week is approximately 0.14**.

*Days To Weeks Conversion Table*

From | To |
---|---|

1 day | 0.1428571429 week |

2 day | 0.2857142857 week |

3 day | 0.4285714286 week |

4 day | 0.5714285714 week |

5 day | 0.7142857143 week |

6 day | 0.8571428571 week |

7 day | 1 week |

**Decimal Days**

Decimal days refer to a time measurement system where a day is divided into decimals instead of the more conventional hours, minutes, and seconds.

To convert the time duration of 30 hours and 32 minutes into decimal days, you can use the following formula:

Let's apply this formula to the given time duration:

So, the time duration of **30 hours 32 minutes** is approximately **1.2722 decimal days**.

**Decimal Hours**

Decimal hours express time in a decimal format rather than the traditional hours, minutes, and seconds format. In this system, a day is divided into 24 hours, just like in the traditional system. However, each hour is divided into 100 decimal minutes, and each decimal minute is divided into 100 decimal seconds.

*For example, in decimal hours:*

**1 hour is equal to 1.00**

**30 minutes is equal to 0.50 (half of an hour)**

**15 minutes is equal to 0.25 (a quarter of an hour)**

**45 minutes is equal to 0.75 (three-quarters of an hour)**

This format is sometimes used in business and timekeeping for simplicity in calculations. It allows for easier addition and subtraction of time values, especially when dealing with fractions of an hour.

To convert 30 hours and 32 minutes to decimal hours, you can use the following formula:

**Decimal Hours = Hours + (Minutes / 60)**

For 30 hours and 32 minutes:

Decimal Hours = 30 + (32 / 60)

Decimal Hours = 30 + 0.5333 (rounded to four decimal places)

Decimal Hours ≈ 30.5333

**So, 30 hours and 32 minutes equal 30.54 decimal hours.**

**Business DaysHoursMinutes**

What a Business Day is is described in detail in the section **Calendar Configuration**.

For example, you have a work calendar configured like this:

That is if **one regular calendar day is 24 hours**. And according to this working calendar, **one business day equals 8 hours**.

**Business Decimal Days**

If your business working day is **8 hours**, you can represent the business day in decimal form by dividing the number of hours worked by the total number of hours in a day **(24 hours)**. In this case:

Substituting the values:

So, in this case, your business decimal day would be approximately **0.33**, representing one-third of a day.

In the Decimal Days section, we considered the case of calculation:

The time duration of **30 hours 32 minutes** is approximately **1.2722 decimal days**.

These same **1.2722 decimal days** in the **Business Decimal Day** format will be equal to

**1.2722/0,33 ≈ 3.8 **

**Business Decimal Weeks**

In the **Decimal Weeks section**, we calculated that in the generally accepted concept of **1 week = 7 days**, **1 decimal day is equal to 0.14.**

If the **working week according to the working calendar is 5 days**, then **1 day is conventional:**

**1 (working week) / 5 (number of working days) = 0.2**

**512.83 Business Decimal Days * 0.2 = 102.57 Business Decimal Weeks**

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