# Excel TIME Function

The Excel TIME function is a built-in function that allows you to create a time with individual hour, minute, and second components. The TIME function is useful when you want to assemble a proper time inside another formula.

**hour**- The hour for the time you wish to create.**minute**- The minute for the time you wish to create.**second**- The second for the time you wish to create.

The TIME function creates a date in serial number format from the **hour**, **minute**, and **second** components you specify. Use it to create a valid time when you have (or can supply) these component values separately. Once you have a valid time, you can format it any way you like.

**Examples**

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