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Calculating TIME ELAPSED SINCE in days OR hours OR minutes
Posted by: Dan LeGate
Date: February 26, 2009 06:48PM

Hi all,

I need to be able to display how many days OR hours OR minutes have elapsed by comparing a particular datetime field's date to NOW.

The reason I emphasize OR between each one is that I do NOT need to see:

3 days, 2 hours, 4 minutes.

All I would need to show is "3 days" if it's more than 24 hours.

And all I need to show is "X hours" if it's over 60 mintues and under 24 hours, and if it's under 60 minutes, I would simply show the minutes that have passed.

Does that make sense? In other words, I probably don't need all the complicated calculations found in this thread:,135570,135726#msg-135726

but being a Newbie, I wouldn't know exactly what to exclude/change from that very intimidating example.

Any help would be MUCH appreciated.


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