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Convert Time in Text Format to Numeric Time format

Richard McLaurine
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have 2 tables where time is being stored as TEXT.  I need to convert this Text to a numeric value so that I can subtract the two fields from each other to determine out of service time.  The time format is 06:20PM (example) .  I am using Crystal Reports 11

Any help would be appreciated.  
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Richard McLaurineConsultant


Thank you peter57r.  This did not work exactly but it did lead me to the answer.  When I tried to use datediff() it kept give me an error
datediff("h",{@Convert Avail},{@Convert SFT})
it would highlight {@Convert Avail} and tell me a date is required here.
But since you said it would convert to seconds which I was not aware of, I simply subtracted one from the other and then wrote a few simple conversions to get hours of service.
so i ended up with {@Convert Avail}-{@Convert SFT} and then converted seconds to hours & minutes
So thanks again for the help
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