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Syntax For Excel TIME Function

What is the use of Excel TIME Function?

Use Excel TIME Function to create a time value by the specifying hour, minute & second as a number. In simple words, you can create a valid time value by using a number for hours, minutes & seconds.

Syntax for Excel TIME Function


hour A number to use as an hour value.

minute A number to use as a minute value.

second A number to use as a second value.

More Information on Excel TIME Function

  • Excel stores date & time in a serial number. In a valid date, serial number integer represents date & decimal part represents time.
  • You can also directly enter arguments into the function.
  • It will return the same result if you use double quotation marks or not.
  • When initially create a time value with this function it will give you time in 12-hour format using AM/PM with it but  you can change it by changing time format.

Examples to understand Excel TIME Function

Examples For Excel TIME Function

In above example, I have used different arguments for your better understanding.

  1. Date return by the function in 12-hour format.
  2. If you use zero for the hour value it will give you time from starting hour of a day.
  3. When you specify a negative number it will deduct that value from the previous hour, minute or second.
  4. Time function returns a decimal number which represents a particular time in excel.

You can also use time function with other function to create some dynamic functions.

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Download Sample File To Learn Excel TIME Function

More Tips Related With Excel TIME Function


Use Excel Time Function to create a valid serial number which represents time as excel’s date & time system. Learn more about TIME from here.

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Date | TimeValue

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