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HourMinuteSecond ( StartTime ; EndTime )

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Miguel Angel Fernandez, n/a

Adds the words 'hour, minute, second' to a calc time field.

Sample Input:
HourMinuteSecond ( 12:00:00 ; 14:01:02 )

HourMinuteSecond ( 12:00:00 ; 12:02:01 )

HourMinuteSecond ( 12:00:00 ; 14:00:00 )
Sample Output:
2 hours, 1 minute and 2 seconds.

2 minutes and 1 second.

2 hours.

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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Very useful when you want to show the difference between two times. The calculation will show:
1 hour, two minutes and 1 second.
It will use plural or singular depending on the numbers.
Also available in Spanish.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


I am not that experienced in working with custom functions howver I have copied and pasted this funtion and created the Elapsed time function it seems without any problems.But it does nto work ! I am confused with the comment you make
"Adds the words 'hour, minute, second' to a calc time field."
What do you mean by this ?
So far I have a StartTime and EndTime field did the same in the Custom Function set up.
Many Thanks

Chris Coetzee, Cape Town
February 01, 2011 7:15am

I meant the function "says" n hours, n minutes and n seconds both singular and plural.
Kind regards,

Miguel, León / Spain
February 22, 2016 4:43pm

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