You can use the **MINUTE **function in Excel to extract the minutes from a datetime.

For example, you can use the following formula to extract the minutes from the datetime in cell **A2**:

**=MINUTE(A2)
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The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

**Example: Extract Minutes from Datetime in Excel**

Suppose we have the following dataset in Excel that shows the number of sales made during various dates and times for some company:

Suppose we would like to extract the minutes from each datetime in column A.

To do so, we can type the following formula into cell **C2**:

**=MINUTE(A2)**

We can then click and drag this formula down to each remaining cell in column C:

Column C now displays only the minutes value from each datetime in column A.

If you would also like to extract the seconds along with the minutes, you can use the following formula instead:

=MINUTE(A2)&":"&TEXT(SECOND(A2), "00")

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

Column D now contains both the minutes and seconds for each datetime in column A.

Note that in this formula we used the **MINUTE** function to extract the minutes from the datetime and the **&** symbol to concatenate the minutes and seconds.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Excel:

Excel: Calculate Difference Between Two Times in Hours

Excel: Calculate Difference Between Two Times in Minutes

Excel: How to Calculate Average Time