The Excel SECOND function returns the second integer from a time serial number ranging from 0 to 59.
Where the serial_number is a date in a format Excel recognises known as the date-time serial number.
Excel SECOND Function Examples
Tip: 0 is returned in cell C13 because there is no time portion to this date.
The SECOND function will also accept a text string, no need to convert the text to a date-time serial number first e.g. "4:15:58 AM"
You can also use the SECOND Function to populate the seconds argument of the TIME function e.g.
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