# Step-by-Step Guide to Remove Seconds from a Time Value in Excel

If you’re a developer and you need to convert time values, such as adding and subtracting hours, minutes, or seconds, then Excel can come in quite handy. In this post, learn the easiest way to remove seconds from a value in Excel.

## Getting Started

To get started, open your Excel spreadsheet and find the time value column which you want to modify.

## Step-by-Step Guide

1. Right-click on the column you want to modify. Then click Format Cells.
2. Under the Number tab, select Custom; a code box will appear.
3. Enter the following **hh:mm **in the box.
4. Make sure to click OK and then Sort A to Z.

## FAQs

### How do I apply this formula to more than one column?

If you need to apply this formula to more than one column, you can use the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V shortcut keys to copy and paste the formula.

### Is there another way to remove seconds from a time value in Excel?

You can also use the Excel TIME function to do the same thing. The syntax would be `TIME(hour,minute,second)`. Replace the second parameter of second with 0 and it will remove the seconds from the time value.

### Is it possible to add multiple conditions to my Excel formulas?

Yes, you can add multiple conditions in your Excel formulas. For example, if you need to remove seconds from a time value, you can use the IF function. The syntax would be `IF (condition, value_if_true, value_if_false)`.

### Do I need to use any specific format to write Excel formulas?

No, you don’t need to use any specific format for your Excel formulas. However, it is important that you correctly enter the syntax for each function and that each formula has a valid syntax.

### Is there a way to evaluate multiple criteria in Excel?

Yes, you can use the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions. The syntax for these functions would be `SUMIF(range, criteria, [sum_range])` and `SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criterion1, [criteria_range2, criterion2],…).`, respectively.

## Conclusion

Removing seconds from a time value in Excel is simple and straightforward. Just follow the steps described above and you will have a modified time value that is free of seconds.

You can also use the Excel TIME function to do the same thing or use one of the SUMIF functions to evaluate multiple criteria. Thanks for reading, and we hope that this guide has been helpful!