I have two fields. Field1 is a text field with type computed and Field2 is date type. I have written an agent where I have to subtract these two fields. When I do this I get a error message saying "Type MisMatch." Can you please tell me why this is happening and what the remedy may be?
Dates are the hardest thing for me to work with. I usually end up doing a lot of stuff I probably don't have to when I start manipulating dates. So, if someone reads this and thinks, "Why is he doing that?" it's just from past experience, and I'm covering all my bases.
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Let's say we have two fields, Field1 and Field2 (as in your problem). I'll compute Field1 to "07/24/2002 12:00:00 PM". I'll put in Field2 [07/21/2002 08:34 AM] as a Date/Time field value.
I'll put five more fields below the button (which I labeled "equals"):
- Field3 shows the number of total seconds between the two dates.
- Field4 shows the number of days (within Field3)
- Field5 shows the number of hours
- Field6 shows the number of minutes
- Field7 shows the number of seconds
So, in my example above, I would get 185161 seconds between the two times, which is:
2 Days 3 Hours 26 Minutes 0 Seconds
I'm going to do this in @Function and LotusScript, since you didn't mention which type of agent you were using. First the @Function:
NumDiffSeconds := @TextToTime(Field1) - Field2;
NumDays := NumDiffSeconds / 86400;
NumPartialDays := NumDays - @Integer(NumDays);
NumHours := NumPartialDays * 24;
NumPartialHours := NumHours - @Integer(NumHours);
NumMinutes := NumPartialHours * 60;
NumPartialMinutes := NumMinutes - @Integer(NumMinutes);
NumSeconds := NumPartialMinutes * 60;
FIELD Field3 := NumDiffSeconds;
FIELD Field4 := @Integer(NumDays);
FIELD Field5 := @Integer(NumHours);
FIELD Field6 := @Integer(NumMinutes);
FIELD Field7 := @Integer(NumSeconds);
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