Datevalue and timevalue functions are designed to convert a date that is stored in a text string to a serial number recognized by Excel as a date.

The date value is a handy function used in moments where you have data containing dates in a text format. With the help of this function, you would be able to convert the valuable data of dates available in text into a recognizable date format and sorted filter rate and use it in your calculations.

On the other hand, the timevalue function is also useful in a similar manner but this one full function for a time where the timevalue is mentioned as a string and needs to be converted in a recognizable time format.

Both datevalue and timevalue functions take single parameter and functions almost in a similar manner.

You may not come across such data very often but when you do it may drive you crazy, so these functions will be beneficial with such data while performing your Excel calculations.


Applies to

Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2016, Office 365 and above

By the end of this video, you should be able to use datevalue and timevalue functions thoroughly and change the text strings of date or time into a sensible and recognizable format of date and time.

In case you get stuck, write your questions below in the comments section, and I will be happy to help you.

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Excel Learning Series – TOC

  1. Excel 2016 – Basics – Find Sum, Average, Min and Max
  2. Excel 2016 Difference Between Formulas and Functions
  3. Excel 2016 Copy Formulas or Functions
  4. Microsoft Excel Auto Fill
  5. Excel 2016 Manage Views using Freeze Panes
  6. Microsoft Excel – Saving Workbooks
  7. Excel Upper and Lower Text Functions
  8. Excel 2016 – Text Function – Proper
  9. Excel Text Functions – Trim Function
  10. Excel – Text Function Left Function
  11. Excel Text Function – Right Function
  12. Excel Text Functions – MID Function
  13. Excel Concatenate Text Function
  14. Excel Nested Functions
  15. Excel Search Function
  16. Excel – Calculate Age using Date Function Today
  17. Calculate Tenure in Excel with Days Function
  18. Autofill Dates in Excel
  19. Formatting Dates in Excel
  20. Excel Date Format Shortcut
  21. Calculating Sum of Time in Excel
  22. Calculate Expiry Date in Excel 2016 – EDATE
  23. Find Age or Tenure using DATEDIF in Excel 2016
  24. RandBetween – Generate Random Dates in Excel 2016
  25. Excel Weekday Function
  26. Excel WeekNum and ISOWeekNum Functions
  27. Excel Networkdays and Excel Networkdays.INTL
  28. Excel Workday and Workdays INTL Functions
  30. Calculate Time Difference in Excel
  31. Calculate Quarter in Excel
  32. Rounding Day, Hour and Minutes in Excel
  33. Excel Pay Rate and Downtime Cost Calculation
  34. Excel Logical Functions IF, AND, OR
  35. Calculate Bonus in Excel Using IF Function
  36. Excel Learning – SumIF and SumIFS
  37. How to use Excel Count Functions
  38. How to use VLOOKUP in Excel
  39. How to vLookup in a different workbook in Excel
  40. VLookup for Multiple Sheets with Example
  41. Excel Custom Quarters
  42. Vlookup Return Custom Value

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