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Definition of MINUTE

Returns the minute component of a specific time, in numeric format.

Sample Usage






  • time - The time from which to calculate the minute component. Must be a reference to a cell containing a date/time, a function returning a date/time type, or a number.


  • Ensure that the input to the function is either a reference to a cell containing a date/time, a function which returns a date/time object such as TIME, or a date serial number of the type returned by the N function.
  • MINUTE does not autoconvert number formats. Therefore, MINUTE(12:00:00) will return an error.
  • MINUTE returns the intuitive understanding of minutes, and is useful primarily in other calculations rather than to extract the minute component of a known time, as that value is easily known from a plain reading of the entire time.
  • Note that date objects that are created with the DATE function or by entry of a date without a time component will have a time of 0:00:00.

See Also

YEAR: Returns the year specified by a given date.

WEEKDAY: Returns a number representing the day of the week of the date provided.

TO_DATE: Converts a provided number to a date.

TIME: Converts a provided hour, minute, and second into a time.

SECOND: Returns the second component of a specific time, in numeric format.

N: Returns the argument provided as a number.

MONTH: Returns the month of the year a specific date falls in, in numeric format.

HOUR: Returns the hour component of a specific time, in numeric format.

DAY: Returns the day of the month that a specific date falls on, in numeric format.

DATEVALUE: Converts a provided date string in a known format to a date value.

DATE: Converts a provided year, month, and day into a date.

In order to use the MINUTE formula, start with your edited Excellentable

Then type in the MINUTE Formula in the area you would like to display the outcome:

By adding the values you would like to calculate, Excellentable generates the outcome:



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