This post will guide you how to use Excel SECOND function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.
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The Excel SECOND function returns the seconds of a time value. Or returns an integer value that represent the second component of a given excel time. And the return value is between 0-59.
For example, if you pass a time of 6:32:54 PM into SECOND function, and it will return 54. So you can use this function to extract the second component from a time value.
The SECOND function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a DATE and TIME Function.
The SECOND function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.
The syntax of the SECOND function is as below:
Where the SECOND function arguments is:
Serial_text -This is a required argument. The time from which you want to extract the second 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(“13.54:30 PM”))
- 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 SECOND Function Examples
The below examples will show you how to use Excel SECOND Function to return the seconds of a given time value.
1# get the seconds from an Excel time 6:38:45, enter the following formula in Cell B1.
2# Get the second portion of the date with no second portion specified, enter the following formula in Cell B3.
It will return 0.
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