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  • Elapsed Time Conditions

    This is probably a simple one for all of you. I have two fields, a date and time field, that automatically fill with the current date and time when a record is created. I also have a form with a Browse in which I'm trying to have the text for records meeting a condition display in red. I know I can use a color equation under Column Properties to do this; I'm just having trouble building the correct condition to give me what I want.

    I want the action (coloring the records) to take place when 24 hours have elapsed since a record was created. The closest I've come is the following the condition:

    Datefield<DATE()

    but this is too simple and misses the nuance of flagging records down to hour, minute, and second (not just calendar days older than today).

    Can anyone give me a condition that will yield True/False when date and shorttime fields (or a time field) age beyond 24 hours (or any specific time increment) of the current date/time?

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    Re: Elapsed Time Conditions

    Town,
    Welcome to the messageboard.....no answers to what is probably a simple question--when this happens it many times is that not enough information is presented....or, in this case, quite possibly that some do not like to talk to a Town! :)

    If you had a time field instead of a date you can do as you want I believe.
    Subtracting two times gives the number of seconds....86400 is 24 hours.
    (now()-Time_Created_Field)>86400
    Mike
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      Re: Elapsed Time Conditions

      Thanks, that's just what I was looking for. I switched to a time field and I'm using:
      Time_Created_Field<(NOW()-86400)
      (essentially the same thing)

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