The SECOND function in Excel returns the second component of a specified time as a number between 0-59.

Syntax:

=SECOND(serial_number)

Arguments

serial_number – (required) The time that contains the second you want to extract.

SECOND Function Usage Examples:

Let’s look at the following example that shows how the second is removed from a time value in Excel.

SECOND Function

Here are some other usage examples. Excel ignores hours, minutes, and dates when using the SECOND function. Decimal numbers, such as .258, are treated as a % of 24 hours. For example, Excel calculates .258% of 24 hours and returns 31.

SECOND Function usage Examples

Usage Errors

#VALUE! error – The serial_number is not a valid Excel time.

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