MINUTE("007:14:21") : 14

MINUTE(TIMENOW() - "00:00:00") : Minutes since the top of the hour; the current minute of the hour. See also: TIMENOW().

Minutes in Duration

MINUTE() merely extracts the minutes component from a Duration value; it does not compute the number of minutes the Duration value represents in total. To compute the total minutes comprising a Duration value:

  (HOUR([Duration]) * 60)
  + MINUTE([Duration])
  + (SECOND([Duration]) / 60.0)
  1. (HOUR([Duration]) * 60) computes the number of minutes represented by the hours component.

  2. MINUTE([Duration]) gathers the number of minutes specified by the minutes component.

  3. (SECOND([Duration]) / 60.0) computes the fractional minute represented by the seconds component.

See also: HOUR(), SECOND().

Common Problems

MINUTE(NOW()) (or any DateTime or Time value in place of NOW()) causes Expression Assistant to complain, Parameter 1 of function MINUTE is of the wrong type. The argument must be a Duration value, not a DateTime or Time value. To fix, convert a DateTime value to a Time value with TIME(), then subtract a zero time to convert a Time value to a Duration value: MINUTE(TIME(NOW()) - "00:00:00"). See also: NOW(), TIME().


MINUTE( how-long )


  • how-long (Duration)

Return Value

Number: the number of whole minutes explicitly specified by how-long if identifiable, or 0 if a minute is not found.

MINUTE(...) is equivalent to (NUMBER(INDEX(SPLIT(TEXT(...), ":"), 2)) + 0) when ... is a Time value. See also: INDEX(), NUMBER(), SPLIT(), TEXT().

See Also


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