Excel HOUR Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel HOUR function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

Description

The Excel HOUR function returns the hour of a time value. Or returns an integer value that represent the hour component of a given time. And the return value is between 0-23.

For example, if you pass a time of 13:36 PM into HOUR function, and it will return 13. So you can use this function to extract the hour component from a time value.

The HOUR function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a DATE and TIME Function.

The HOUR function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

Syntax

The syntax of the HOUR function is as below:

=HOUR (serial_number)

Where the HOUR function arguments is:

Serial_text -This is a required argument. The time from which you want to extract the hour component. it may be typed as text string within quotation marks (for example, “13:52 PM”), or it can be a decimal numbers(for example, 0.5), or the result of a formula (for example, TIMEVALUE(“13.54PM”))

Note:

  • 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).
  • A serial date is how the Microsoft Excel stores dates and times and it represents the number of days since 1900-01-01, so the January 1, 1900 date is serial number 1 by default.
  • if the serial_number is not a valid Excel time, it will return #VALUE! error.

Excel HOUR Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel HOUR Function to return the hour of a given time value.

1# get the hour component of 25% of 24 hours,, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

=HOUR(0.25)

excel hour examples1

2# get the hour portion of the date and time value, enter the following formula in Cell B2.

=HOUR("3/14/2018 14:20")

excel hour examples2

3# Get the hour portion of the date with no time portion specified, enter the following formula in Cell B3.

=HOUR("2018/03/14")

excel hour examples3

so it will be considered 12:00AM or 0 hours.


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