# Convert text timestamp into time

This formula works for times entered in a particular format as shown below:

00h01m13s 00h01m08s 08h02m59s

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:

The results are fed directly to the TIME function as arguments. The code below shows how the formula is solved in cell F5:

Notice MID, as a text function, returns text instead of actual numbers. However, the TIME function still works properly, coercing the text values to numbers automatically.` `

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