Excel TIMEVALUE Function

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


The Excel TIMEVALUE function returns the decimal number of the time represented by a text string. so it will convert a time represented by a text string into an Excel time value. and the returned value is range from 0 to 0.99988, it indicated the times from 0:00:00 to 23:59:59.
For example, when you fed the text string “7:13 PM” into TIMEVALUE function, and it returns 0.80069. the returned value is a numeric value and this value can be used to manipulate with another formulas or pivot tables.

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

The TIMEVALUE 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 TIMEVALUE function is as below:

=TIMEVALUE (time_text)

Where the TIMEVALUE function arguments is:

  • Serial_text -This is a required argument. A text string that represents a time, within the text string, the hours, minutes and seconds components should be separated by colon characters.


  • the date information in text string will be ignored.
  • if the time_textr is not a valid Excel time in a text format , it will return #VALUE! error.

Excel TIMEVALUE Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel TIMEVALUE Function to convert a text string that representing a time in Excel.

1# get decimal part of a day, with only the time portion specified, enter the following formula in Cell B1.


excel timevalue exampels1

2# get decimal part of a day, with date and time specified, enter the following formula in Cell B3.

=TIMEVALUE("19-March-2018 7:28PM")

excel timevalue exampels2


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