MS Excel: HOUR Function (WS, VBA)
Learn how to use the Excel HOUR function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel HOUR function returns the hour of a time value (from 0 to 23).
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel HOUR function is:
Hour( serial_number )
Parameters or Arguments
serial_number is the time value to extract the hour from. It may be expressed as a string value, a decimal number, or the result of a formula.
The HOUR function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
- Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Type of Excel Function
The HOUR function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
- Worksheet function (WS)
- VBA function (VBA)
Example (as Worksheet Function)
Let's look at some Excel HOUR function examples and explore how to use the HOUR function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel HOUR function would return the following values:
|=HOUR(A1)||would return 13|
|=HOUR(A2)||would return 7|
|=HOUR("4:30:00 AM")||would return 4|
|=HOUR("4:30:00 PM")||would return 16|
Example (as VBA Function)
The HOUR function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.
Let's look at some Excel HOUR function examples and explore how to use the HOUR function in Excel VBA code:
Dim LHour As Integer LHour = Hour("10:42:58 PM")
In this example, the variable called LHour would now contain the value of 22.