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Date difference
Solution No. 138
This action compares the difference between two date/time values, and stores the outcome in an Action Result Variable that can be used in subsequent actions.
So where would we use it?
Useful in date/time functions, the Date Difference action compares two date/time objects to calculate time difference for duration. The difference can be saved as an Action Result and used later.

To set the properties for this action, follow these steps:
1. Select Date Difference from the Action dropdown list.
2. Select First Date from the dropdown list.
The choices are:
  •  Type In – sets the condition to a value the user types in manually.
  •  Action Result – sets the condition to a user-defined action result.
  •  Value From Screen – sets the condition to a value pulled from a specific field within the specified screen.
  •  Value From Row – sets the condition to a value pulled from a specific row within the specified grid.
3. Select Second Date from the drop down list. The choices are the same as above.
4. If you selected Type In for Step 2 and 3, enter the predefined value and proceed to Step 4; otherwise, choose which dates to Exclude, if any.
5. Select Retrieve difference in from the dropdown list.
The interval choices are:
  •  Seconds
  •  Minutes
  •  Hours
  •  Days
  •  Months
  •  Years
6. Enter Action Result name.
7. Enter Internal note (Optional).
8. Click Save & Close to save changes and close the action properties window; otherwise, click Cancel to close the window without saving.


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