# TIME

Converts hours, minutes, and seconds given as numbers to a time in datetime format.

## Syntax

TIME(hour, minute, second)


### Parameters

Term Definition
hour Import mode: A number from 0 to 32767 representing the hour.
Any value greater than 23 will be divided by 24 and the remainder will be treated as the hour value, represented as a fraction of a day.
For example, TIME(27,0,0) = TIME(3,0,0) = 3:00:00 AM

DirectQuery mode: A number from 0 to 23 representing the hour.
minute Import mode: A number from 0 to 32767 representing the minute.
Any value greater than 59 minutes will be converted to hours and minutes.
Any value greater than 1440 (24 hours) does not alter the date portion - instead, it will be divided by 1440 and the remainder will be treated as the minute value, represented as a fraction of a day.
For example, TIME(0,2190,0) = TIME(0,750,0) = TIME(12,30,0) = 12:30:00 PM

DirectQuery mode: A number from 0 to 59 representing the minute.
second Import mode: A number from 0 to 32767 representing the second.
Any value greater than 59 will be converted to hours, minutes, and seconds.
For example, TIME(0,0,2000) = TIME(0,33,20) = 12:33:20 AM

DirectQuery mode: A number from 0 to 59 representing the second.

## Return value

A time (datetime) ranging from 00:00:00 (12:00:00 AM) to 23:59:59 (11:59:59 PM).

## Remarks

• In contrast to Microsoft Excel, which stores dates and times as serial numbers, DAX works with date and time values in a datetime format. Numbers in other formats are implicitly converted when you use a date/time value in a DAX function. If you need to use serial numbers, you can use formatting to change the way that the numbers are displayed.

• Time values are a portion of a date value, and in the serial number system are represented by a decimal number. Therefore, the datetime value 12:00 PM is equivalent to 0.5, because it is half of a day.

• You can supply the arguments to the TIME function as values that you type directly, as the result of another expression, or by a reference to a column that contains a numeric value.

• Date and datetime can also be specified as a literal in the format dt"YYYY-MM-DD", dt"YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss", or dt"YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss". When specified as a literal, using the TIME function in the expression is not necessary. To learn more, see DAX Syntax | Date and time.

• This function is not supported for use in DirectQuery mode when used in calculated columns or row-level security (RLS) rules.

## Example 1

The following examples both return the time, 3:00 AM:

= TIME(27,0,0)

= TIME(3,0,0)


## Example 2

The following examples both return the time, 12:30 PM:

= TIME(0,750,0)

= TIME(12,30,0)


## Example 3

The following example creates a time based on the values in the columns, intHours, intMinutes, intSeconds:

= TIME([intHours],[intMinutes],[intSeconds])