Number of days between 2 dates

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Wed Apr 16 18:45:48 CEST 2014


Hi Jbv,

This subject has been discussed very frequently. You may want to search 
the archives for a solution.

Probably, all will work fine if you take 12:00 instead of 00:00. DST may 
be the culprit.

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On 4/16/2014 18:25, jbv at souslelogo.com wrote:
> Hi list,
>
> I need to calculate the number of days between any date and
> january 1st of the same year.
> So I tried this :
>     put "1/31/14" && "0:00 AM" into tdate
>     convert tdate to long seconds
>     put "1/1/14" && "0:00 AM" into date0
>     convert date0 to long seconds
>     put (tdate - date0)/86400
>
> which seems to work and returns an integer.
> When I try this as 1st line of my script :
>     put "3/30/14" && "0:00 AM" into tdate
> it still works (returns 88).
>
> And suddenly, the following :
>     put "3/31/14" && "0:00 AM" into tdate
> returns 88.958333
>
> Any idea ?
>
> Thanks,
> jbv
>
>
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