# minute

Learn how to use the minute function in Notion formulas.
The `minute()` function returns an integer (number) between `0` and `59` that corresponds to the minute of its date argument.
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minute(date)
`minute()` (and its sibling functions hour, day, date, month, and year) is useful for manipulating dates within Notion formulas.

## Example Formulas

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minute(now()) // Output: 25 (When current time was 11:25 AM)
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// Assume a propety called Date with a current date of June 24, 2022 11:29 AM
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minute(prop("Date")) // Output: 29
`minute()` can be used with other functions such as dateSubtract to change the value of a date, like so:
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// Assume the value of now() is June 24, 2022 11:34 AM
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dateSubtract(now(), minute(now()), "minutes")
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// Output: June 24, 2022 11:00 AM
You can take this concept even further to “hard-code” any date into a Notion formula. See the section on Hard-Coding Dates into Formulas within the now article for more on how to do this.

## Example Database

This example database shows both the current time (using the now function), as well as the current time rounded to the nearest hour.

### "Nearest Hour" Property Formula

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// Compressed
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if(minute(now()) < 30, dateSubtract(now(), minute(now()), "minutes"), dateAdd(now(), 60 - minute(now()), "minutes"))
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// Expanded
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if(
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minute(
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now()
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) < 30,
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dateSubtract(
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now(),
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minute(
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now()
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),
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"minutes"
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),
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now(),
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60 - minute(
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now()
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),
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"minutes"
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)
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)
First, an if statement checks if the minute value of now is less than 30.
If so, we subtract `now()`'s minute value from `now()` in order to get to the current hour.
If not, we add `now()`'s minute value to `now()` in order to get to the next hour.