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diff b/w CurrentTime and Timestamp field

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How do I write a formula field that calculates the difference between the CurrentTime and my database field {proposal.timestamp}?

I tried datediff function, but that did not work, it did not like me using the crystal function "CurrentTime".
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my timestamp includes date and time, so I should be able to use datediff with currentdatetime.  I'll try that.

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ok, that worked, but how to I get the datediff result to show as hours:minutes instead of just a number that represents total minutes?

for example, it is showing a record with a diff of 132 minutes, I want it to display as 2:12.
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Thanks James.  Too much in other reporting tools where m is minutes and M is months

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No problem.  It's easy to forget.

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Thanks. I'll try this out when I am back at work Monday.
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