# MINUTE

Formulas / MINUTE
Return the minute from a given time.
`=MINUTE(time)`
• serial_number - required argument to find the minute

## Examples

• `=MINUTE(A2)`

The MINUTE function can be used to extract the minutes from time values in Sourcetable. For example, the formula will return the minutes portion of the time in cell A2.

• `=MINUTE(A2)`

The MINUTE function can be used to calculate the total number of minutes for a given time. For example, if cell A2 contains the time 11:45:30, the formula will return 45.

• `=MINUTE(B2-A2)`

The MINUTE function can also be used to calculate the minutes between two times. For example, if cell A2 contains the time 12:00 and cell B2 contains the time 14:45, the formula will return 165, since the difference between the two times is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

## Summary

The MINUTE function returns an integer from 0 to 59, which represents the minutes of a time value. This time value can be entered as a text string or decimal number.

• The MINUTE function takes a valid date or time as its argument and returns a number between 0 and 59 minutes.
• The MINUTE function can be used to get the minute into a cell, and can take text or decimal numbers as its time argument.
• The MINUTE function resets to 0 every 60 minutes.

What does the MINUTE function do?
The MINUTE function returns the minutes of a time value as a number.
What type of argument does the MINUTE function take?
The MINUTE function takes a time value as an argument. The time value may be entered as either a text string within quotation marks or as a decimal number.
What is a serial_number argument?
The serial_number argument is a time with the minute to find and is required for the MINUTE function to work correctly.
How do I use the MINUTE function?
The MINUTE function should be used in the following format: MINUTE(serial_number). The serial_number argument should be the time with the minute to find.
What other information do I need to use the MINUTE function?
You will need to know the time value you are looking to find the minutes of. This value may be entered as a text string within quotation marks or as a decimal number. 