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I have two fields in the same SQL 2K server. The fields are identified as arrival_time and departure_time. The fields are date/time fields and contain information as such:

Arrival_Time                         Departure_Time
10/20/2004 08:00:00 AM       10/24/2004 04:00:00 PM

How can I calulate the difference in this information to display the difference in hours?
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Question by:rcmb
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(Partially pesudo-code)

Timestamp arr = <select arrival>;
Timestamp dep = <select departure>;

long diff = arr.getTime() - dep.getTime();
int hourDiff = (int)diff / 1000 / 60 / 60;
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some thing like that:

public static float getTimeElapsedInHours(Date laterTime, Date earlierTime)
{
      long l1 = laterTime.getTime();
      long l2 = earlierTime.getTime();
      long difference = l1 - l2;

  return ( ( (float) difference ) / (1000.0f * 60.0f * 60.0f)  );
}
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by:rcmb
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Works great.

Thanks again,
Curtis
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8-)

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