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How can I difference two date time and show like this "5 houres ago" or "10 minute ago" ?


suppose i have two datetime like

Start Date = 2010-01-22 15:29:55.090
End time =  2010-01-22 16:30:09.153

and I want to show "1 minute ago" format.
               
                   OR
Start Date = 2010-01-22 15:29:55.090
End time =  2010-01-24 16:30:09.153

and I want to show "2 daya ago" format.
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Question by:dynamicweb09
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by:PortletPaul
ID: 39170829
the building blocks of this would include:

datediff(day,startDate,endDate)
datediff(hour,startDate,endDate)
datediff(minute,startDate,endDate)

What happens after '59 minutes ago'?
for example, 78 minutes, how is this to be displayed?
or, 27 hours?

I'd suggest some more definition of the requirement may be required
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by:Om Prakash
Om Prakash earned 200 total points
ID: 39170832
You can do this in PHP as well, please check the following:

http://php.net/manual/en/function.strtotime.php

and in MSSQL, see the following thread

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1873519/asp-net-and-sql-server-time-difference-in-days-hours-minutes
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by:dynamicweb09
ID: 39170853
I used this .but still its not working

declare @DateValue datetime
select @DateValue ='2013-05-14 15:29:55.090'

SELECT  CASE
          WHEN @DateValue-GETDATE() >= 1 THEN CAST(DATEPART(dy, @DateValue-GETDATE()) AS varchar) + ' day(s) remaining'
          WHEN @DateValue-GETDATE() >= 0 THEN CAST(DATEPART(hh, @DateValue-GETDATE()) AS varchar) + ' hour(s) remaining'
          /*Note, it's convenient to switch around for negatives*/
          WHEN GETDATE()-@DateValue <= '00:59' THEN CAST(DATEPART(mi, GETDATE()-@DateValue) AS varchar) + ' minutes(s) overdue'
          WHEN GETDATE()-@DateValue <= 1 THEN CAST(DATEPART(hh, GETDATE()-@DateValue) AS varchar) + ' hours(s) overdue'
        ELSE
          CONVERT(varchar, @DateValue-GETDATE(), 121)
        END AS Time_Scale
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by:PortletPaul
PortletPaul earned 1800 total points
ID: 39170866
maybe this would help?
DECLARE	@START_DATE	DATETIME
DECLARE	@END_DATE	DATETIME
SET		@START_DATE = '2013-05-01 09:00:00'
SET		@END_DATE =   '2013-05-03 11:14:22'

SELECT
  CONVERT(varchar(6), DATEDIFF(day, @START_DATE, @END_DATE))
+ ' days '
+ CONVERT(varchar(6), (DATEDIFF(second, @START_DATE, @END_DATE)/ 3600) % 24)
+ ' hours '
+ RIGHT('0' + CONVERT(varchar(2), (DATEDIFF(second, @START_DATE, @END_DATE) % 3600) / 60), 2)
+ ' minutes ago'
 AS 'time ago'

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PortletPaul earned 1800 total points
ID: 39170879
so, when dealing with both future and past possibilities, then the datediff calculations need a reversal of dates, like this:
DECLARE	@START_DATE	DATETIME
DECLARE	@END_DATE	DATETIME
SET		@end_DATE = '2013-05-01 09:00:00'
SET		@start_DATE =   '2013-05-03 11:14:22'

SELECT
case when @start_date <= @end_date then
  CONVERT(varchar(6), DATEDIFF(day, @START_DATE, @END_DATE))
+ ' days '
+ CONVERT(varchar(6), (DATEDIFF(second, @START_DATE, @END_DATE)/ 3600) % 24)
+ ' hours '
+ RIGHT('0' + CONVERT(varchar(2), (DATEDIFF(second, @START_DATE, @END_DATE) % 3600) / 60), 2)
+ ' minutes ago'

else

  CONVERT(varchar(6), DATEDIFF(day, @END_DATE, @START_DATE))
+ ' days '
+ CONVERT(varchar(6), (DATEDIFF(second, @END_DATE, @START_DATE)/ 3600) % 24)
+ ' hours '
+ RIGHT('0' + CONVERT(varchar(2), (DATEDIFF(second, @END_DATE, @START_DATE) % 3600) / 60), 2)
+ ' minutes to go'

end

 AS 'time string'

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see: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/1fa93/6823
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by:dynamicweb09
ID: 39170906
Thanks All............
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