# MINUTE

The MINUTE function returns the minute component of a specified time.

## Syntax

=MINUTE(`time`

)

`time` | The time from which you want to extract the minute component. |

## About MINUTE

When you need to isolate just the minute part from a time value in Excel, the MINUTE function comes to your rescue. It simplifies the process of extracting minutes from the time data, making it handy for various time-related calculations and analyses within your spreadsheets. This function proves especially useful in scenarios where you need to work specifically with minutes, such as scheduling, time tracking, or duration calculations.

## Examples

If you have a cell (A1) containing the time 10:45:30 (represented in Excel as a time serial number), using the formula =MINUTE(A1) will return 45, which represents the minute component of the time.

Assuming cell B1 contains the time 14:25:00, the formula =MINUTE(B1) will output 25 as the minute value of the given time.

## Notes

The MINUTE function considers the time provided as a valid Excel time value and returns an integer representing the minute component. Ensure that the time data you pass to the function is in the correct time format recognized by Excel.

## Questions

**What happens if I pass a cell reference that does not contain a valid time value to the MINUTE function?**

If the cell reference you provide to the MINUTE function does not contain a valid time value, it will result in a #VALUE! error. Make sure the input time data is correctly formatted as a time value prior to using the MINUTE function.

**Can the MINUTE function handle time values that extend beyond 24 hours?**

Yes, the MINUTE function can extract the minute component from time values that extend beyond 24 hours without any limitations. It focuses solely on the minute part of the provided time, regardless of the overall duration.

**Is the output of the MINUTE function in a specific format or unit?**

The output of the MINUTE function is returned as an integer representing the minute component of the given time value. The format is a whole number corresponding to the minute part of the time, ranging from 0 to 59.