Convert Number to Hours and Minutes in SQL Server

In one of my previous posts, I had demonstrated how to convert integer to Date and Time. I got a mail from one of my readers who asked me if I could calculate hours and seconds from an integer field.

Here's how to do so:

DROP Table #SampleTable

CREATE Table #SampleTable (

[numasdate] int



Insert Into #SampleTable Values('9436');

Insert Into #SampleTable Values('537');

Insert Into #SampleTable Values('9323');

Insert Into #SampleTable Values('12525');


-- To calculate Total Hours and Minutes

Select numasdate,

Cast(numasdate / 60 as Varchar) + ' hours ' +

Cast(numasdate % 60 as Varchar) + ' minutes'

as [TotalHoursAndMinutes]




9436    157 hours 16 minutes

537        8 hours 57 minutes

9323    155 hours 23 minutes

12525    208 hours 45 minutes

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Suprotim Agarwal, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSE, is the founder of DotNetCurry, DNC Magazine for Developers, SQLServerCurry and DevCurry. He has also authored a couple of books 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls and a new one recently at The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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1 comment:

Rupert Ralston said...

Thank you, so much rubbish to sort through on the web finding this site was amazing, worked first time and a nice query, cheers.