MS Excel: HOUR Function (WS, VBA)
The Microsoft Excel HOUR function returns the hour of a time value (from 0 to 23).
HOUR Function (Syntax)
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel HOUR function is:
Hour( serial_number )
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:
- Worksheet function (WS)
- VBA function (VBA)
HOUR Examples (as Worksheet Function)
Let's look at some Excel HOUR function examples and explore how you would use the HOUR function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following 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|
HOUR Examples (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 you would 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.