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Excel Formula: Convert Timestamp to Time

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This tutorial introduces a formula to convert timestamp to Excel valid time as above screenshot shown.

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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Generic formula:

TIME(MID(timestamp,1,2),MID(timestamp,4,2),MID(timestamp,7,2))

Syntaxt and Arguments

Time: the timestamp that you want to convert to Excel valid time.

Return Value

It returns values in time format.

How this formula work

For example, to convert the timestamps in cell B3:B6 to Excel time, please use below formula:

=TIME(MID(B3,1,2),MID(B3,4,2),MID(B3,7,2))

Press Enter key, then drag autofill handle down to cell C6.
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Then you can format the formula results to a time format you need in the Format Cells dialog.

Explanation

MID function: Find and return a specific number of characters from the middle of given text string.

TIME function: Create Excel time with given hour, minute and second.


Relative Formulas

Relative Functions


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