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How to insert timestamp with seconds in Excel?

For working with expense, investments, and invoices in Excel, you may need to insert timestamp. In general, the timestamp you insert are formatted as hh:mm by default, but how can you insert the timestamp as hh:mm:ss?

Insert timestamp with seconds by VBA

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arrow blue right bubble Insert timestamp with seconds by VBA

Here only a VBA can help you insert current timestamp with seconds.

1. Select the cell you want to insert timestamp, and press Alt + F11 keys to enable Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below VBA to the new Module window.

VBA: Insert timestamp with seconds

Sub TimeStamp()
    ActiveCell.Value = Time
    ActiveCell.NumberFormat = "h:mm:ss AM/PM"
End Sub

3. Press F5 key or click Run button doc insert timestamp second 1 to insert the timestamp. See screenshot:
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