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Create time difference between fields


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I am trying to calculate the difference in minutes between one autocalculated field to another autocalculated field.  Is this even possible?  I have tried many different codes found online but I am unsure how to reference the specific fields.  This is the autocalc code for both fields:

$.rawValue = Concat(Num2Date(Date(), "M/DD/YY"), " ", Num2Time(Time(), "h:MM"))

Any thoughts?

Thank you!!!

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Level 10

Well, that's not so easy but not impossible.

I made a sample for you.

; Reference to the date/time fields

var dateTime1 = Ref(DateTimeField1)

var dateTime2 = Ref(DateTimeField2)


; Extract the dates from the fields formatted values and convert them into numbers

var date1 = Date2Num(Left(dateTime1.formattedValue, At(dateTime1.formattedValue, " ")-1), "M/DD/YY")

var date2 = Date2Num(Left(dateTime2.formattedValue, At(dateTime2.formattedValue, " ")-1), "M/DD/YY")


; Extract the times from the fields formatted values and convert them into numbers

var time1 = Time2Num(Right(dateTime1.formattedValue, At(dateTime1.formattedValue, " ")-4), "H:MM", $.locale)

var time2 = Time2Num(Right(dateTime2.formattedValue, At(dateTime2.formattedValue, " ")-4), "H:MM", $.locale)


; Get difference in minutes

var dateMinutes = (date2 - date1) * 1440

var timeMinutes = Abs(time2 - time1) / 60000


; Show result in numeric field. Use display pattern num{z,zzz,zzz,zzz,zz9.88 'Minutes'}

$.rawValue = Sum(timeMinutes, dateMinutes)