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ElapsedTime_CFpub( tsStart ; tsEnd)

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Elapsed Time in Years, Months, Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds

Sample Input:
ElapsedTime_CFpub ( 10/15/2007 11:30 PM , 10/24/2007 6:57:58 PM )
Sample Output:
0 years 0 months 8 days 19 hours 27 minutes 58 seconds

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Function: ElapsedTime_CFpub ( tsStart ; tsEnd).
Type: Timestamp calculation returning a text result.
Purpose: To calculate in human readable form the elapsed time between two events using years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds.
Constraints: The function uses 30 days for months and 12 months for years resulting in a 360 day year.
Options: The function can be rewritten without the years and months and is perfectly accurate for elapsed time vs calendar time.
Modifications: The function can have a third parameter to extract any one time period value or to supply the text form.
Author: James Hea

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


This CF makes me a year older than I am?

Lee Smith, Woodland
February 04, 2010 8:47pm

Lee, perhaps the date on your birth certificate is wrong. :)
Actually, you are right. I got some weird results when using this CF, so I re-wrote it.

Edward Souza, Sao Paulo, Brazil
February 11, 2010 9:10am

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