# How to Round a Time in Excel

Rounding time in Excel is an easy process that can be done quickly and easily with a few simple steps. It can help you to present more accurate information when dealing with times and dates, or it can simply make your data easier to read. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to round a time in Excel.

## Using MROUND Function

Here are the steps to round a timestamp with MROUND:

1. Right-click on the cell that contains the timestamp and select “Format Cells.” In the Format Cells dialog box, select “Time” and choose the format you prefer.
2. In an empty cell, enter the formula “=MROUND(A2, “0:30”)” without the quotes, where A1 is the cell that contains the timestamp. Apart from 0:30 minutes, you can also use 0:15, 1:00, or as you want. Simply replace 0:30 with your preferred time.
3. Press Enter, and the formula will return the nearest time stamp based on your input. (Make sure to Format the result cell if the results don’t occur in minutes).
4. Repeat this process for all the cells that contain time stamps.

## Using FLOOR Function

The FlOOR function is used to round a number to the DOWN to the nearest integer. Here are the steps to round a timestamp with FLOOR:

1. In an empty cell, enter the formula “=FLOOR(A2, “01:00”)” without the quotes, where A1 is the cell that contains the timestamp. Replace 01:00 with your preferred time.
2. Press Enter and the formula will return the nearest timestamp based on your input.
3. Repeat this process for all the cells that contain time stamps.

## Using CEILING Function

The Ceiling function is used to round a number UP to the nearest integer. Here are the steps to round a timestamp with CEILING:

1. In an empty cell, enter the formula “=CEILING(A2, “01:00”)” without the quotes, where A1 is the cell that contains the timestamp. Replace 01:00 with your preferred time.
2. Press Enter and the formula will return the nearest timestamp based on your input.
3. Repeat this process for all the cells that contain time stamps.

## Conclusion

And there you have it! Now you know how to round a time in Excel using MROUND, FLOOR, and CEILING functions. With a few simple steps, you can quickly and easily round your timestamps in Excel for more accurate results and easier data analysis.