# Excel SECOND Function

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

### Description

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.

### Syntax

The syntax of the SECOND function is as below:

=SECOND (serial_number)

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”))

Note:

• 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.

=SECOND(6:38:45)

2# Get the second portion of the date with no second portion specified, enter the following formula in Cell B3.

=SECOND("6:38")

or

=SECOND(TIMEVALUE("6:38 PM"))

It will return 0.

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