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determining number of hours between two times

Judy Deo
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i have the following start date and end date variables in a form:
 
startdatemonth - (values are 1-12)
startdateday - (values are 1-31..depeding upon the month)
startdateyear - (values are 2004 - 2010)
starttimehour - (values are 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, etc.)
starttimeamorpm - (values are am/pm)

ex. 3/26/2004 8.5 am

enddatemonth - (values are 1-12)
enddateday - (values are 1-31..depeding upon the month)
enddateyear - (values are 2004 - 2010)
endtimehour - (values are 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, etc.)
endtimeamorpm - (values are am/pm)

ex. 3/26/2004 5 pm

i basically want to determine the number of hours in between these two dates.

so for above example it should be 8.5 hours (where 8.5 above means 8:30)

how to do this?

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You need to use dateDiff("h", yourdate1here, yourdate2here)

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but in what format should "yourdate1here" and  "yourdate2here" be? will it let me include the time part (i.e 7:30 am) ?
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thanks.
i forgot to ask one thing about the DateDiff function. i will ask it another question.
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