Excel Timesheet Formula with Lunch Break (3 Examples)

Microsoft Excel has lots of uses in small and medium enterprises that do not use Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. The attendance report is one of the basic needs of a company. This complex work can be done easily by Excel. In this article, we will discuss the Excel timesheet formula with a lunch break. Different timesheet formulas can also be set up in Excel according to the company’s need to perform other tasks.


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3 Examples of Excel Timesheet Formula with Lunch Break

We can make this timesheet formula with a lunch break with different time formats and apply lunch breaks in multiple ways. These processes are described below.


1. Excel Timesheet Formula with Fixed Lunch Time

Lunch break procedures vary from one company to other. In this section, we assume that the lunch break is fixed at 1:00 hour. Now, we will find the timesheet formula for this condition.

We will form the timesheet formula for the below data set.

In the data set, we have the Entry, Exit, and Lunch hours. Here lunch hour is fixed for 1 hour, but the entry and exit vary. So, now we find out the working time.

Step 1:

  • Go to Cell F5.
  • Write the below formula-
=((E5-C5)-D5)*24

Excel Timesheet Formula with Fixed Lunch Time

Step 2:

  • Press Enter button.

Step 3:

  • Drag the Fill Handle icon towards the last cell.

Excel Timesheet Formula with Fixed Lunch Time

Finally, we get the work hour after deleting the lunch break from the difference between the entry and exit time. We represent the effective work time in terms of hours. We can represent results in terms of hours and minutes also. See the below process.

Step 4:

  • We add a column named Total Work Time (Hrs. & Mins.) to present the work time in the specified format.

Step 5:

  • Select the cell of that column and press Ctrl+1.
  • We get Format Cells window.
  • Select Custom category.
  • Type the format as h” Hrs. and “m” Mins.”
  • Then press OK.

Excel Timesheet Formula with Fixed Lunch Time

Step 6:

  • Now, write the below formula in Cell G5.
=(E5-C5)-D5

Excel Timesheet Formula with Fixed Lunch Time

Step 7:

  • Then press Enter.

Step 8:

  • Now, drag the Fill Handle icon towards the last cell.

Finally, we get the result in terms of the Hours and Minutes format.

Read More: Excel Timesheet Formula with Lunch Break and Overtime


2. Excel Timesheet with Variable Lunch Break

In this section, we will consider the case of the lunch break of the specific organizations where the lunch break is not fixed. They may offer a period. And in that period the employees can have their lunch with the required time they want to spend.

We will consider the above data set for this condition. Here, the employees can take lunch breaks whenever they want in a specific period.

Step 1:

  • Now, go to Cell G5.
  • Write the below formula. Here, we substruct the lunchtime from the total working time.
=SUM((F5-C5)-(E5-D5))*24

Timesheet with Variable Lunch Break in Excel

Step 2:

  • Then, press Enter and then drag the Fill Handle towards the last cell.

This results in the hours unit. But we want to show the result in terms of the Hours and Minutes form.

Step 3:

  • Format the cells as shown before.
  • Now, go to Cell H5 and write down the below formula.
=(F5-C5)-(E5-D5)

Timesheet with Variable Lunch Break in Excel

Step 4:

  • Then press Enter.

Step 5:

  • Drag the Fill Handle icon till the last cell containing data.

Timesheet with Variable Lunch Break in Excel

Finally, we get the result in terms of the Hours and Minutes format also.

Read More: Timesheet Formula in Excel (5 Examples)


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3. Different Time Formats with Excel Timesheet Formula

We can apply the 12-hours or 24-hour format to establish the timesheet formula. The above examples are presented in 24-hours format. Now, we will show one example with the 12-hour format.

We are considering the below data for this section. All the data are in 12-hours format here.

Step 1:

  • Go to Cell F5.
  • Write the below formula here.
=(SUM((C5-B5)+(E5-D5)))*24

Different Time Format with Excel Timesheet Formula

Step 2:

  • Now, press Enter button.

Step 3:

  • Then drag the Fill Handle icon and complete the task.

Different Time Format with Excel Timesheet Formula

Step 4:

  • Now, go to Cell G5 to present the result in Hours and Minutes format.
  • Write down the below formula.
=(C5-B5)+(E5-D5)

Different Time Format with Excel Timesheet Formula

Step 5:

  • Now, press Enter and pull the Fill Handle to the last cell.

Read More: How to Calculate Time Difference in Excel (13 Ways)


Get Total Work Time of a Week Considering the Lunch Breaks

Here, we will show the total working time of a week.

Step 1:

  • We add a row named Total in the data set.

Step 2:

  • Now write the below formula in Cell F11.
=SUM(F5:F9)

Get Total Work Timesheet of a Week

Step 3:

  • Now, press Enter.

Step 4:

  • Similarly, write the following formula on Cell G11 and press Enter.
=SUM(G5:G9)

But the exact result is not showing. It is the reminder of the time, as the value exceeds 24 hours.

Step 5:

  • Now, click Ctrl+1 and get the Format Cells window.
  • Customize type as [h]” Hrs. and “m” Mins.”

Get Total Work Timesheet of a Week

Step 6:

  • Finally, press OK.

Get Total Work Timesheet of a Week

This is the exact result in terms of the Hours and Minutes form.

Read More: How to Calculate Total Hours Worked in a Week in Excel (Top 5 Methods)


Conclusion

In this article, we showed the timesheet formula with the lunch break in Excel. We also showed some additional features. I hope this will satisfy your needs. Please have a look at our website Exceldemy.com and give your suggestions in the comment box.


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