Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 399
  • Last Modified:

ASP Math: Get amount of time between two values (such as 10/23/2008 2:30:00 and 10/23/2008 4:30:00)?

Using Classic ASP, I need to get the amount of time (in hours) between two values:
For example:
 - 10/23/2008 2:00:00 to 10/23/2008 2:20:00 = 0.33
 - 10/23/2008 7:45:00 to 10/23/2008 11:30:00 = 3.75

I've researched 'datediff' and 'dateadd' with no luck.  I cannot seem to find any examples of 'datediff' using the time, only the date, but apparently you get get number of seconds/minutes/hours.

Thanks in advance,
Matt
0
mattboy_slim
Asked:
mattboy_slim
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
1 Solution
 
brad2575Commented:
this displays all the different functions (you can go by hours, minutes, seconds, etc)

http://www.w3schools.com/vbScript/func_datediff.asp
0
 
mattboy_slimAuthor Commented:
I've looked at that. I'm looking for a more specific answer.
Thanks,
matt
0
 
MorcalavinCommented:
Is this what your after?

Response.Write DateDiff("h", "01/01/1970 00:00:00", "01/01/1970 01:00:00")
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
Daniel WilsonCommented:
http://www.w3schools.com/vbScript/func_datediff.asp



dim iNumSecs
dim dHoursDiff
 
iNumSecs = datediff("s", "10/23/2008 2:00:00", " 10/23/2008 2:20:00")
dHoursDiff = cdbl(iNumSecs / 3600.0)
 
response.write dHoursDiff

Open in new window

0
 
mattboy_slimAuthor Commented:
Daniel, that is exactly what I wanted, and it works perfectly. Now I just need to trim it to 2 decimal places.

Thanks!
Matt
0
 
mattboy_slimAuthor Commented:
Morcalavin, your answer only gave the number of hours, not hours with decimal places. Thanks for the reply though.
0
 
brad2575Commented:
if you want to convert something to a time in minutes, etc, you would take the datediff useing the seconds and then do some math on it to get minutes, hours, etc.

So you would take
 this will give you ONLY the seconds left (remainder from getting minuts)
Seconds = DateDiff("s", "01/01/1970 00:00:00", "01/01/1970 01:00:00")/60 - DateDiff("m", "01/01/1970 00:00:00", "01/01/1970 01:00:00")

 this will give you ONLY minutes left (remainder from getting hours)
Minutes = DateDiff("h", "01/01/1970 00:00:00", "01/01/1970 01:00:00")/60 - DateDiff("m", "01/01/1970 00:00:00", "01/01/1970 01:00:00")

 this will give you ONLy hours left (remainder from getting days
Hours = DateDiff("d", "01/01/1970 00:00:00", "01/01/1970 01:00:00")/24 - DateDiff("h", "01/01/1970 00:00:00", "01/01/1970 01:00:00")

-- so on
0
 
mattboy_slimAuthor Commented:
Thanks again, your code worked flawlessly.
0
 
Daniel WilsonCommented:
to trim to 2 decimal places, see the formatnumber function.
http://www.w3schools.com/vbScript/func_formatnumber.asp
0
 
mattboy_slimAuthor Commented:
Thanks again Daniel, it works great.  Here is the code that works for anyone searching in the future:
<%    
dim var_DateDiffSeconds, var_DateDiffHours, var_datefirst, var_datenext
var_datefirst = request.querystring("varfirst")
var_datenext = request.querystring("varnext")
 
var_DateDiffSeconds = datediff("s", var_datefirst, var_datenext)
var_DateDiffHours = cdbl(var_DateDiffSeconds / 3600.0)
 
response.write var_DateDiffHours & "<br/>"
response.write("Hours: " & FormatNumber(var_DateDiffHours, 2))
%>

Open in new window

0
 
mattboy_slimAuthor Commented:
I compressed it a little more:
<%    
dim var_DateDiffSeconds, var_DateDiffHours, var_datefirst, var_datenext
var_datefirst = request.querystring("varfirst")
var_datenext = request.querystring("varnext")
 
var_DateDiffTotal = FormatNumber(cdbl(datediff("s", var_datefirst, var_datenext) / 3600.0), 2)
 
response.write("Hours: " & var_DateDiffTotal)
%>

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Become an Android App Developer

Ready to kick start your career in 2018? Learn how to build an Android app in January’s Course of the Month and open the door to new opportunities.

  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now