# SECOND

SECOND(serial_number)

Returns the number of seconds as an integer given a date serial number.

 serial_number The time that contains the seconds you want to find.

 REMARKS
 * This function returns a number between 0 and 59.* The "serial_number" can be a time, value, cell reference or a text string in a time format.* Times may be entered as text strings within quotation marks, as decimal numbers or as results of other formulas or functions.* If "serial_number" < 0, then #NUM! is returned.* If "serial_number" is not a valid time or date, then #VALUE! is returned.* If you want to enter a static time that will not change or update, use the shortcut key (Ctrl + Shift + ;).* You can use the DATE function to return the date serial number given a YEAR, MONTH, DAY.* You can use the HOUR function to return the hour as an integer given a date serial number.* You can use the MINUTE function to return the minute as an integer given a date serial number.* You can use the NOW function to return the serial number of the current system date and time.* You can use the TIME function to return the time as a decimal given the hour, minute, second.* You can use the TIMEVALUE function to return the time as a decimal given a time in text format.* You can use the TODAY function to return the serial number of the current system date.* The equivalent VBA function is VBA.SECOND* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 A B 1 =SECOND(B1) = 15 11:30:15 2 =SECOND("11:30:15") = 15 =NOW() = 08:59:06 3 =SECOND("7:45:59 PM") = 59 =NOW() = 45547.374 4 =SECOND(B2) = 6 5 =SECOND(0.678) = 19 6 =SECOND(TIME(15, 10, 55)) = 55 7 =SECOND(TIMEVALUE("6:45:22 PM")) = 22 8 =SECOND(0) = 0 9 =SECOND(-10) = #NUM! 10 =SECOND("some text") = #VALUE!

 1 - What is the second component from 11:30:15. This uses the date serial number in cell "B1".2 - What is the second component from the text string "11:30:15".3 - What is the second component from the time "7:45:59 PM".4 - What is the second component from the date displayed in cell "B2". This uses the NOW function to return the current time.5 - What is the second component from the current time.6 - What is the second component from the number 0.678. This date serial number represents the date/time "00 Jan 1900 16:16:19".7 - What is the second component from the time "6:45:22 PM".8 - What is the second component from the number 0.9 - If the serial_number is less than zero, #NUM! is returned.10 - If the serial_number is not numeric, then #VALUE! is returned.

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