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I have to date time columns  I need to be able to have the time difference between these two columns to be less than 3 mins
 not sure where to look
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Need more info to answer your question.

Are both of these columns populated with dates?
If yes, does this mean you want to update the value in column2 with a datetime value that is three minutes different from column1?
beridiusAuthor Commented:
I am think on the lines of (DATEDIFF(MINUTE,job_start,job_end)<3)
where DATEDIFF(MI, col1,col2)  < 3
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Correct, you can get the difference in minutes between two datetime values using datediff.

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Now you'll need to answer the questions I posted above to tell describe your needs in further detail.

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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Because of the way DATEDIFF works, I think this what you actually need to use:

DATEDIFF(SECOND, job_start, job_end) < 180
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