Converts a time in text format to a time in datetime format.




Term Definition
time_text A text string that that represents a certain time of the day. Any date information included in the time_text argument is ignored.

Return value

A date (datetime).


  • Time values are a portion of a date value and represented by a decimal number. For example, 12:00 PM is represented as 0.5 because it is half of a day.

  • When the time_text argument is a text representation of the date and time, the function uses the locale and date/time settings of the model to understand the text value in order to perform the conversion. Most locales use the colon (:) as the time separator, and any input text using colons as time separators will parse correctly. Review your locale settings to understand your results.


= TIMEVALUE("20:45:30")  

See also

Date and time functions