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How to calculate number of minutes between two DateTime in a query?

Posted on 2006-10-19
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Hi,

In Delphi I can calculate the number of minutes between two dates by using the function:
MinutesBetweenEx(StartDateTime, EndDateTime);

Is there a way to do this within a query?
I'm using a MS Access database.

Regards,
Stef
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by:ziolko
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this comes from MSSQL try maybr it will work on Access
DATEDIFF(mi, <startdate>, <enddate>)

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by:mikelittlewood
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Assuming MS Access has the function DATEDIFF

SELECT DateDiff( mi, <STARTDATE>, <ENDDATE>) AS MinutesBetween
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by:ziolko
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hi, mike
looks like youre few seconds later:)
ziolko.
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by:wimmeyvaert
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I guess it should be :
SELECT DateDiff( "n", <STARTDATE>, <ENDDATE>) AS MinutesBetween

instead of

SELECT DateDiff( mi, <STARTDATE>, <ENDDATE>) AS MinutesBetween

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by:wimmeyvaert
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And use :

For Hours    : SELECT DateDiff( "h", <STARTDATE>, <ENDDATE>) AS HoursBetween
For Minutes : SELECT DateDiff( "n", <STARTDATE>, <ENDDATE>) AS MinutesBetween
For seconds : SELECT DateDiff( "s", <STARTDATE>, <ENDDATE>) AS SecondsBetween

See http://www.access-programmers.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=14680

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by:mikelittlewood
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Yeah looks like we posted seconds apart Ziolko   :o)
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Little Extention to what you were asking :

SELECT FromDate, ToDate,
       DATEDIFF( "s", FromDate, ToDate) as TotalSeconds,
       INT(TotalSeconds / 3600) as Hours,
       INT( ((TotalSeconds / 3600) - Hours) *60 ) as Minutes,
       INT( ((((TotalSeconds / 3600) - Hours) *60) - Minutes) *60 ) as Seconds
from YourTableNameHere

Best regards,

The Mayor.
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by:Stef Merlijn
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Thank you both very much for the solution.
I never knew that you can use the "as"-value within the statement.

Regards,
Stef
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Glad to be of some help.
And thanks for the points and the grade.

Best regards,

The Mayor.
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