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MINUTE Function Examples – Excel, VBA, & Google Sheets

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This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel MINUTE Function in Excel to get the minute of time.

Minute Main Function

MINUTE Function Overview

The MINUTE Function Returns the minute as a number (0-59).

To use the MINUTE Excel Worksheet Function, Select cell and Type:

minute formula syntax

(Notice how the formula input appear)

MINUTE Function syntax and Inputs:


serial_number – The time, represented as a fraction of the day or entered as time surrounded by quotations (“s”). Example: You can not enter 8:00:00 pm directly into the cell. Instead you would need to use the corresponding fraction of the day: .3333 or the time surrounded by quorations: “8:00:00 pm”. Alternatively, you can reference a cell with the time entered. Excel automatically converts times stored in cells into a fractional number (unless the time is stored as text).

Minute Examples

The MINUTE Function returns the minute number of a time:



MINUTE and TIME Functions

Using the TIME and MINUTE Functions you can create a new time with the minute number from the original time:


Minute date

MINUTE in Google Sheets

The MINUTE Function works exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel:

Minute Google Sheet

MINUTE Examples in VBA

You can also use the MINUTE function in VBA. Type:
For the function arguments (serial_number, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

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