diff in minutes not working more than 60

Hi,

I have the following code:

$date1 = new DateTime($rowFS7['FECHAEVENTO']); // in the format 'm/d/y H:i'

        $today = new DateTime(date('m/d/y H:i'));

        $diff = $date1->diff($today);
      
        $duracion = $diff->format('%i');

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my problem is that when the difference reaches 60, then start to 0 again, i need to subtract the time and the minutes to continue counting when they reach 60, continue counting. Any idea?
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joyacv2Asked:
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arnoldCommented:
You are based on your selection is only interested in the minutes portion of the data.

One option is to convert the data into unix timestamp (seconds since 1/1/1970 UTC)
Then you can perform a simple math subtraction and then devide the number of seconds different by 60 to get the number of minutes.
http://php.net/manual/en/function.time.php
joyacv2Author Commented:
Hi,

What is the modification that i need to use in my code?
arnoldCommented:
$today=date('U'); //The local time zone if set will adjust the unix time.
$orig_date=$date1->format('U'); // I think this too will be formatted taking the local timezone if set into consideration.
$diff=($today-$orig_date)/60.00;

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

Where are you getting this data from? database, you might be able to perform this conversion as part of your query. datediff.

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