Hour Function

Returns a Variant (Integer) specifying a whole number between 0 and 23, inclusive, representing the hour of the day.


Hour( time )

The required timeargument is any Variant, numeric expression, string expression, or any combination of these that can represent a time. If time contains Null, Null is returned.

Query examples



SELECT Hour([DateTime]) AS Expr1 FROM ProductSales;

Returns the "Hour" values of the field "DateTime" without the date information and displays in the column Expr1.

SELECT Hour([DateTime]) AS HourlySales, Count(ProductSales.DateTime) AS CountOfDateTime FROM ProductSales GROUP BY Hour([DateTime]);

Returns the sum of sales against each hour, irrespective of the date of sale, and displays in the column HourlySales.

VBA example

Note: Examples that follow demonstrate the use of this function in a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) module. For more information about working with VBA, select Developer Reference in the drop-down list next to Search and enter one or more terms in the search box.

This example uses the Hour function to obtain the hour from a specified time. In the development environment, the time literal is displayed in short time format using the locale settings of your code.

Dim MyTime, MyHour
MyTime = #4:35:17 PM# ' Assign a time.
MyHour = Hour(MyTime) ' MyHour contains 16.

See Also

Choose the right date function

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