## How to check if time is greater than or less than a specific time in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-04-22

How could you check if the time which in a list of time cells is greater than or less than a specific time in Excel? In this article, I will talk about some useful formulas to deal with this problem, please do with the following steps:

Check if time is greater than or less than a specific time with formulas

#### Check if time is greater than or less than a specific time with formulas

For example, here, I will check the time based on 3:30PM, if the time is greater than 3:30PM, a text “Yes” is displayed, if less than 3:30PM, a text “No” is appeared as following screenshot shown. In Excel, the following formulas may help you, please do as this:

Enter this formula: =IF(A2="","",IF(A2>(--"3:30 PM"),"Yes","No")) into a blank cell where you want to locate the result, B2, for instance, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula. Now, if the time is greater than the specific time 3:30PM, a “Yes” is displayed, otherwise, a “No” is displayed, see screenshot:

Notes:

1. In the above formula, A2 is the cell that you want to check, and the 3:30PM is the specific time that you want to check based on, you can change them to your need;

2. Expecting the above formula, here is another formula also can help you:

=IF(A2<TIME(15,30,0),"Prior",IF(A2>=TIME(15,30,0),"After","0")), (15, 30, 0 indicate the number of hour, minute and second that you want to check based on, you can modify them to your need ), after applying this formula, if your time is greater than 15:30:00, it will displayed “After”, if the time is less than 15:30:00, the cell is displayed “Prior”. See screenshot:

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