I have the format 10:05 in cell A1.
I know that with the usage of the minute() function I can get the minutes but if I write the MINUTE(A1) it returns me 5 and not 05.
So what is the best way to get the hour and the minutes including the leading zero?
HOUR(A1) = 10 MINUTE(A1) = 5 (but I want 05)
If you want the cell value to always contain 2 digit minutes,
=RIGHT("0" & MINUTE(A1),2)
will do it
Alternatively if you are happy for the value to be
5 but just want to display
05 you can format the cell to show leading zeros:
In the cell containing
=MINUTE(A1) , edit the format (CTRL+1 pc, CMD+1 mac)
and select a custom format of
1.Right Click on Result Cell
2.Click Format Cell
3.Choose Custom on Left Tab
5.Type Two 00 in Text box above selections