Separating day time segments

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Subject: Separating day time segments
Posted by:  MLP
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006

I have a query set up from a third party database that gathers employee total
time worked.  If I select to retrieve information for a large time period
(week, month) the total time worked is retrieved into Excel in the following

2:08:30:35 (translated...2 days, 8 hours, 30 mins, 35 seconds)

The problem I've encountered is that Excel does not recognize that the first
number represents number of days so I cannot run any formulas from the data
(I get all #values).  What I'd like to do is find a way to separate that
first number (days) from the rest of the time total.  Once it's broken up I
can just multiply the first number by 24 to get the conversion to hours.

Can anyone help me find a way to pull out the first number without changing
the remaining piece of the time?