Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

HourMinuteSecond ( StartTime ; EndTime )

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

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Miguel Angel Fernandez   Miguel Angel Fernandez

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  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.

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

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.



Chris Coetzee   Chris Coetzee, Cape Town
Feb 1, 2011
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
Miguel   Miguel, León / Spain
Feb 22, 2016
I meant the function "says" n hours, n minutes and n seconds both singular and plural.
Kind regards,
Douglas Alder   Douglas Alder, HomeBase Software
Sep 1, 2018
Mostly works. Problems arise if you enter an End Time that is before the Start Time.

For example: Start Time: 11 pm, End time: 1 am. Nothing is returned.

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