# VBA TIMEVALUE Function

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## What is VBA TIMEVALUE Function

The VBA TIMEVALUE function is listed under the time category of VBA functions. When you use it in a VBA code, **it returns a valid time value from the string which represents the date and time or time**. In simple words, with TIMEVALUE, you can convert a time that is stored as a text into a valid VBA time.

## how to use it

To use VBA's TIMEVALUE function you need to understand its syntax and arguments:

### Syntax

**TimeValue(Time)**

### Arguments

**Time**: A string that represents a valid time as per VBA.

## Example to use TIMEVALUE Function in VBA

To practically understand how to use VBA TIMEVALUE function, you need to go through the below example where we have written a vba code by using it:

Sub example_TIMEVALUE() Range("B1").Value = TimeValue(Range("A1")) End Sub

In the above code, we have used the TIMEVALUE to get the time value which we have in the cell A1. Basically, there is a date with time and TIMEVALUE returned the time only.

## Notes

Below are some important points which you need to take care while using TIMEVALUE function in VBA.

- It recognizes both types of time 12-Hours and 24-Hours ("5:27 PM" and "17:27").
- If the time specified is a value other than a time or a string that can’t be recognized as a time, VBA will return the run-time 13 error.

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