﻿ TIMEVALUE function

# TIMEVALUE function

Returns the decimal number of the time represented by a text string. The decimal number is a value ranging from 0 (zero) to 0.99999999, representing the times from 0:00:00 (12:00:00 AM) to 23:59:59 (11:59:59 P.M.).

Syntax

TIMEVALUE(time_text)

Time_text     is a text string that represents a time in any one of the Microsoft Excel time formats; for example, "6:45 PM" and "18:45" text strings within quotation marks that represent time.

Remarks

• Date information in time_text is ignored.

• Excel for Windows and Excel for the Macintosh use different date systems as their default. Time values are a portion of a date value and represented by a decimal number (for example, 12:00 PM is represented as 0.5 because it is half of a day).

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

3. Press CTRL+C.

4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

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 A B Formula Description (Result) =TIMEVALUE("2:24 AM") Decimal part of a day, for the time (0.1) =TIMEVALUE("22-Aug-2008 6:35 AM") Decimal part of a day, for the time (0.274305556)

Note   To view the number as a time, select the cell, and then on the Sheet tab, in the Number group, click the arrow next to Number Format, and click Time.

Applies To: Excel 2007

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