# Split Time and Date

If you have in a cell a time and a date (like the use of the function NOW) it's easy to split them in 2 different cells.

## Split the date

Let's start from the following document where you have in column A data with date and time

We want to split

• The date in column B
• And the time in column C

To perform this separation, we must keep in mind that 1 represents 1 day.

Time is a fraction of a day, for example, 0.33333 is 8 hours (1/3 of a day). Have a look at this article about the Date and Time format.

## Extract only the date

So, to extract the date, you just have insert your value in column A in the INT function.

=INT(A2)

INT means integer, so you extract the whole part of the cell in column A. And the whole number is the date (the decimal part is the time).

It is possible that you need to change the format of the column B to display the format 'Date'.

## Extract the time

To extract the time, simply subtract the data in column A with the entire value calculated in column B.

=A2-B2

Again, it is possible that you have to change the format of the column C to display the cell format to 'Time'

And the final result is

## Related posts

• Roderic on 28/06/2020 at 13:44

Does not work for me. I get a VALUE error

1. It's certainly because the content of your cell is not a date.
You can check that with this logical test = ISNUMBER(A1)

• Jill on 12/06/2020 at 13:22

Hey I want to seperate * 02/02/2020 03:00 AM - 03:59 AM this format into 2 seperate column date and time

• Prakash on 09/01/2020 at 05:09

If you want the time to be separated, use -
=TIME(HOUR(A2),MINUTE(A2), SECOND(A2))

This will separate the time. and then for date, copy the date-time column and paste it, and change the format to only show the date

• Selvi on 30/12/2019 at 09:42

13-11-2019 09:04:37
help me split this into date and time separately please

1. That's what the article describe

• naseer khan on 24/09/2019 at 08:32

Thanks a lot Buddy 🙂

• gloshan kumar on 28/08/2019 at 14:14

hi i am getting error ( #VALUE!) while applying INT

Sample given below

Actual Pickup Time
06-19-2017 22:39
06-12-2017 20:22

1. It's because the contained of the cells are text and not date. Try one of your date +1 ; you will return an error too.

• Kay on 06/07/2019 at 10:23

The column with dates and time, has text and number . Tried INT unsuccessfully

Contract Creation Date
3/10/2018
5/10/2018
29/01/2018 11:06:47
31/01/2018 11:06:28
10/7/2017
20/12/2018 12:33:33
31/05/2018 15:30:17
17/09/2018 12:13:19
12/2/2018
12/3/2018
26/02/2018 13:10:03
29/03/2017 16:12:13
5/8/2017
11/8/2017
31/01/2018 17:15:02

• Joe on 25/01/2019 at 23:35

Hi there,

I tried doing this with date/time cells in this format, 2018-11-15 17:09:42 PST, and all I get is #VALUE. I changed the cell from text to number, and nothing changed. I have 2600+ cells to change, and don't relish having to do it one-by-one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

1. No easy to reply without the file.
Can you send me few rows in an excel file to contact@excel-exercise.com

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