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VBScript DateDiff Function


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The DateDiff function returns the number of intervals between two dates.

Syntax

DateDiff(interval,date1,date2[,firstdayofweek[,firstweekofyear]])

Parameter Description
interval Required. The interval you want to use to calculate the differences between date1 and date2

Can take the following values:

  • yyyy - Year
  • q - Quarter
  • m - Month
  • y - Day of year
  • d - Day
  • w - Weekday
  • ww - Week of year
  • h - Hour
  • n - Minute
  • s - Second
date1,date2 Required. Date expressions. Two dates you want to use in the calculation
firstdayofweek Optional. Specifies the day of the week.

Can take the following values:

  • 0 = vbUseSystemDayOfWeek - Use National Language Support (NLS) API setting
  • 1 = vbSunday - Sunday (default)
  • 2 = vbMonday - Monday
  • 3 = vbTuesday - Tuesday
  • 4 = vbWednesday - Wednesday
  • 5 = vbThursday - Thursday
  • 6 = vbFriday - Friday
  • 7 = vbSaturday - Saturday
firstweekofyear Optional. Specifies the first week of the year.

Can take the following values:

  • 0 = vbUseSystem - Use National Language Support (NLS) API setting
  • 1 = vbFirstJan1 - Start with the week in which January 1 occurs (default)
  • 2 = vbFirstFourDays - Start with the week that has at least four days in the new year
  • 3 = vbFirstFullWeek - Start with the first full week of the new year

Examples

Example 1

The difference between January 31 2009, and January 31 2010:

<%

fromDate="31-Jan-09 00:00:00"
toDate="31-Jan-10 23:59:00"
response.write(DateDiff("yyyy",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("q",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("m",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("y",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("d",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("w",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("ww",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("h",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("n",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")
response.write(DateDiff("s",fromDate,toDate) & "<br />")

%>

The output of the code above will be:

1
4
12
365
365
52
53
8783
527039
31622340

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Example 2

How many weeks (start on Monday),
between December 31 2009 and December 31 2012:

<%

fromDate=CDate("2009/12/31")
toDate=CDate("2012/12/31")
response.write(DateDiff("w",fromDate,toDate,vbMonday))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

156

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