Top convert a timestamp entered as text into a proper Excel time, you can use the MID function to extract components and the TIME function to assemble the time. In the example shown, the formula in F5 is:
This formula works for times entered in a particular format as shown below:
Note the text string is always 9 characters long, and each component is 2 digits.
The core of this formula is the TIME function, which assembles a valid time using individual hour, minute, and second components. Since these values are all together in a single text string, the MID function is used to extract each component:
MID(B5,1,2)// extract hourMID(B5,4,2)// extract minuteMID(B5,7,2)// extract second
The results are fed directly to the TIME function as arguments. The code below shows how the formula is solved in cell F5:
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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.
The Excel MID function extracts a given number of characters from the middle of a supplied text string. For example, =MID("apple",2,3) returns "ppl".
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