Excel TIMEVALUE Function

Excel TIMEVALUE Function


The Excel TIMEVALUE function converts a time represented as text into a proper Excel time. 


Get a valid time from a text string

Return value 

A decimal number representing a particular time in Excel.


=TIMEVALUE (time_text)


  • time_text – A date and/or time in a text format recognized by Excel.

Usage notes 

Time_text should be supplied in a text format that Excel can recognize, for example, “7:09 PM” or “15:30”.

The TIMEVALUE function creates a time in serial number format from a date and/or time in an Excel text format. TIMEVALUE will return a decimal number between 0 and 0.99988426, representing 12:00:00 AM to 11:59:59 PM.

Note: date information is ignored.

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