Dates and times can be used as data points in **Microsoft Excel**. Analysis of data often involves distinguishing data points based on conditions such as larger or smaller than a specific value or within a range. Excel also allows us to do that for time values. If you are looking for special tricks to know how to deal with Excel if between multiple time ranges, you’ve come to the right place. This article discusses how to return a specific value in Excel if time falls within multiple time ranges. Let’s follow the complete guide to learn all of this.

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## 3 Methods to Return Expected Value If Time Lies Between Multiple Time Ranges in Excel

In the following section, we will use three effective and tricky methods to deal with Excel if between multiple time ranges. The three most effective methods are: nested IF functions, combining **IF**, **IFERROR**, and **IFS** functions, and embedding VBA code. This section provides extensive details on these methods. You should learn and apply these to improve your thinking capability and Excel knowledge. We use the **Microsoft Office 365** version here, but you can utilize any other version according to your preference.

### 1. Using Nested IF Functions

Here, we demonstrate how to return a specific value if the time is in multiple ranges in Excel. The following dataset contains different task submission times and time ranges. In every case, we are going to put in different remarks based on the submission time. We use **the nested IF functions** to take more ranges and more outputs into consideration.

Follow these steps to see how we can use the nested **IF** functions to return a specific value if the time is in multiple ranges in Excel.

**📌 Steps:**

- First of all, select the cell you want to put the value in (cell
**D5**). - Then, write down the following formula in it.

`=IF(C5>$F$5,IF(C5<$G$5,$H$5),$H$6)`

- Next, press
**Enter**. - Consequently, you will get the following remark in cell
**D5**.

- Now, select the cell again and click and drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to the end of the column to fill the rest of the cells with this formula. - Therefore, you can return a value based on the time range in Excel using the nested
**IF**function.

**🔎 How Does the Formula Work? **

**♣️ Formula:** **IF(C5>$F$5,IF(C5<$G$5,$H$5),$H$6)**

👉 **IF(C5>$F$5**,**…) **checks whether the value of cell **C5** is greater than **F5**. If it is greater than **F5**, it moves on to the next portion of the formula.

👉 **IF(C5<$G$5,$H$5)** checks whether the value of cell **C5** is smaller than **G5**. If it is smaller, then it returns the value of cell **H5**, else it moves on to the next portion of the formula and returns the value of cell **H6**.

**💡 Note:**

- Your data must be formatted in the proper Time format. It is possible for an error to occur if this is not done.
- Formatting your time in 24-hour format is preferable. You wouldn’t have to worry about A.M./P.M. confusion, and making decisions would be simpler.

**Read More: Return Expected Value If Time Is Greater Than 1 Hour in Excel**

### 2. Combining IF, IFERROR and IFS Functions

The next method is to show another method of determining the value based on multiple ranges of time in Excel. Different task submission times and time ranges are included in the following dataset. Depending on the submission time, we will make different remarks. We will combine **IF**, **IFERROR**, and **IFS** functions in order to consider more ranges and outputs.

To retrieve a specific value in Excel based on multiple ranges of time, follow these steps.

**📌 Steps:**

- First of all, select the cell you want to put the value in (cell
**D5**). - Then, write down the following formula in it.

`=IFERROR(IFS(C5>=$F$5,IF(C5<=$G$5,$H$5),C5>=$F$6,IF(C5<=$G$6,$H$6)),$H$6)`

- Next, press
**Enter**. - Consequently, you will get the following remark in cell
**D5**.

- Now, select the cell again and click and drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to the end of the column to fill the rest of the cells with this formula. - Therefore, you can
**return a value based on the time range in Excel**.

**🔎 How Does the Formula Work? **

**♣️ Formula:** **IFERROR(IFS(C5>=$F$5,IF(C5<=$G$5,$H$5),C5>=$F$6,IF(C5<=$G$6,$H$6)),$H$6)**

👉 **IFS(C5>=$F$5,…)**

This formula checks whether the value of cell **C5** is greater or equal to **F5**. If it is greater than **F5**, it moves on to the next portion of the formula.

👉 **IFS(C5>=$F$5,IF(C5<=$G$5,$H$5),C5>=$F$6**

In the next portion, the formula will check whether the value of cell **C5** is smaller or equal to **G5**. If it is smaller, then it returns the value of cell H5, else it moves on to the next portion of the formula and checks whether the value of cell **C5** is greater or equal to** F6**.

👉 **IFS(C5>=$F$5,IF(C5<=$G$5,$H$5),C5>=$F$6,IF(C5<=$G$6,$H$6)**

The formula will determine whether cell** C5**‘s value is less than or equal to cell** G6** in the subsequent section if the previous condition is true. If it is smaller, then it returns the value of cell H6, else it moves on to the next portion of the formula.

👉 **IFERROR(IFS(C5>=$F$5,IF(C5<=$G$5,$H$5),C5>=$F$6,IF(C5<=$G$6,$H$6)),$H$6)**

Finally, the **IFERROR** function will catch the error and replace it with the value of cell **H6**.

**Read More: Return Value If Time Is Greater Than and Less Than a Range in Excel**

### 3. Embedding VBA Code

If you want to return a specific value if the time is in multiple ranges in Excel, you need to use the help of VBA. The Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language is Microsoft’s event-driven programming language. It is necessary to have the Developer tab on your ribbon in order to use this feature. Click here to see how you can **show the Developer tab on your ribbon**. Once you have that, follow these detailed steps to return a specific value if the time is in multiple ranges in Excel.

**📌 Steps:**

**⧭ Open VBA Window:**

- VBA has its own separate window to work with. You have to insert the code in this window too. Firstly, to open the VBA window, go to the
**Developer**tab on your ribbon. Then, select**Visual Basic**from the**Code**group.

**⧭ Insert Module:**

- VBA modules hold the code in the Visual Basic Editor. It has a.bcf file extension. We can create or edit one easily through the VBA editor window. Firstly, to insert a module for the code, go to the
**Insert**tab on the VBA editor. Then, click on**Module**from the drop-down.

- As a result, a new module will be created.

**⧭ Insert VBA Code:**

- Now select the module if it isn’t already selected. Then write down the following code in it.

```
Sub Multiple_Range()
For Each main_cell In Selection
If main_cell.Value > Range("F5").Value And main_cell.Value < Range("G5").Value Then
main_cell.Offset(0, 1) = Range("H5").Value
Else
main_cell.Offset(0, 1) = Range("H6").Value
End If
Next
End Sub
```

- Next, save the code.

**⧭ Run VBA Code:**

- Afterward, close the Visual Basic window.
- Then, select the range of the cells
**C5:C12**. - After that press
**Alt+F8.** - When the
**Macro**dialogue box opens, select the following macro in the**Macro name**. Click on**Run**.

**⧭ Output:**

- This way, you can return a value based on the time range in Excel like in the below figure.

**🔎 VBA Code Explanation:**

`Sub Multiple_Range()`

First of all, provide a name for the sub-procedure of the macro.

```
For Each main_cell In Selection
If main_cell.Value > Range("F5").Value And main_cell.Value < Range("G5").Value Then
main_cell.Offset(0, 1) = Range("H5").Value
Else
main_cell.Offset(0, 1) = Range("H6").Value
End If
Next
```

In the first line of this piece of the code, we inserted the For loop and IF condition. Afterward, by using the IF formula, we will check whether the selected cell is greater than cell **F6** and whether it is less than cell **G5**. If the condition is met, the function will return the value of cell **H5**. Otherwise, it returns the value of cell **H6**.

`End Sub`

Finally, end the sub-procedure of the macro.

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## Conclusion

That’s the end of today’s session. I strongly believe that from now, you may learn how to deal with Excel if between multiple time ranges. If you have any queries or recommendations, please share them in the comments section below.

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