TIMEVALUE function in Excel


Returns with an accurate text value in the decimal number of the time, for example, the formulas, “=TIMEVALUE (9:45 AM)” will return with the decimal time value of “0.40625”.

Text string of time in Excel

In Excel, if just two values are given with semicolon (e.g. 12:30), this represents 12 hours and 30 minutes however it does not represent minutes and seconds. For this, hours must be supplied as zero with two semicolons (e.g. 00:12:30), which means 00 hours, 12 minutes and 30 seconds.


=TIMEVALUE (time_text)

Where, (time_text) is a text string that represents any Excel’s time format, for example, “07:45 AM” is a text string that represents time in Excel.




Common Errors of TIMEVALUE function

#VALUE! returns when supplied (time_text) value is not recognized as valid time format of Excel.

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