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  • Date Calculations

    How can you you do a calculation using a date? I have a database that stores customers purchases of hot tubs. One of the entries is the date installed. I want to display the warranty of the tub to the user. We sell several brands with different warranty periods.

    For example: Model A has a 3 year warranty & Model B has a 5 year warranty. I will need a nested If, Then, Else to determine the brands warranty period and then a calculation of that period compared to the date installed to show that the tub is either in warranty or out of warranty.

    How might this be done? By the way, I am still using A4V6 if that matters.

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    Re: Date Calculations

    There are numerous DATE and TIME functions that are listed in the Alpha Five Help reference. Examples are given that show how to add and subtract dates and times.

    In addition, have a look at my time difference post from the code archive:

    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...ad.php?t=22991

    Although it's was written in version 4.5, the it should work with version 8 and the functions and techniques are still valld.

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    • #3
      Re: Date Calculations

      Originally posted by cdibi View Post
      By the way, I am still using A4V6 if that matters.

      Just verifying that you are using Alpha 4. There are date functions in Alpha 4, but not the ones that Mel suggested. It's so easy to mis-read whether we are concerned with A4 or A5.

      Just wait until A6 comes out!!!!!
      Al Buchholz
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        Re: Date Calculations

        I am using Alpha 4!

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