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Date:         Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:10:48 -0500
Reply-To:     Richard Ristow <>
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From:         Richard Ristow <>
Subject:      Re: Computing time spent
Comments: To: ViAnn Beadle <>
Comments: cc: Sara House <>
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At 03:47 PM 2/15/2008, ViAnn Beadle wrote:

>Assuming that both are datetime variables you can subtract time2 >from time1 which will give you time in seconds and then you can go >from there to the correct level of granularity through division.

Exactly. Though, instead of division, I think it gives more readable code to use the CTIME functions:

CTIME.MINUTES(time2-time1), or CTIME.HOURS(time2.time1), or CTIME.DAYS

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