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## Calculate difference between two dates?

HI all,

I have two date fields, I have to calculate the difference in hours. viz., open date and close date.

Open_Date                  Close_Date

10/01/2016 08:20:00     12/01/2016 9:50:00

I used timestamp for both the columns and on the result also.

Eg: timestamp(Close_Date) - timestamp(Open_Date )  as Cycletime

Now i am getting the time in hours and minutes as below.

Eg: difference between abve dates is 49:30:00.

What I am expecting is like 49.50 hours(I have to calculate that 30 minutes into hours then add that to the 49 hours)

Thanks for any ideas.

regards

Prashanth

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Contributor III

## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

timestamp(close date-opendate) as difference time

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MVP

## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

=round( (frac(timestamp(closedate))- frac(timestamp(opendate)))*24,0.01)

MVP

## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

As far as I can see,

Round( (Close_Date - Open_Date)*24, 0.01) AS CycleTime

should be enough

Contributor III

## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

timestamp(close date-opendate) as difference time

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## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

Hi sweuhl,

Is the result is in minutes or hours.. I am getting wrong values??

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## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

Hi kushal,

negative values are getting when i use the above expression..?

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## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

Sweuhl , am I clear with my requirement ??

New Contributor III

## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

Could this work?

Add a variable Close_Date and Open_Date in script

(DayNumberOfYear(Close_Date) - DayNumberOfYear((Open_Date)))

And to get in hours:

(interval(num(Close_Date)-num(Open_Date),'hh'))

MVP

## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

Yes. CycleTime should be in hours, with a fraction part as requested (0.5 equals 30 mins):

SET TIMESTAMPFORMAT = 'DD/MM/YYYY hh:mm:ss';

Round( (Close_Date - Open_Date)*24, 0.01) AS CycleTime,

timestamp(Close_Date - Open_Date) as differencetime;

Open_Date,                 Close_Date

10/01/2016 08:20:00,     12/01/2016 9:50:00

];

Can't see that the suggested expression you've chosen as correct answer delivers 49.50, mine expression does:

Open_Date Close_Date CycleTime differencetime
10/01/2016 08:20:0012/01/2016 9:50:0049.5001/01/1900 01:30:00
MVP

## Re: Calculate difference between two dates?

I don't understand how this could be a correct answer