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

    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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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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