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## Calculate the difference between two hourly data

Hello, I hope you are having a good day.

I need to know which function allows me to do the following.
I need to know if two values of hour and minute have a difference of 15 minutes between them for example.

20:13 and 19:58 or between 15:59 and 16:14

Thank you very much in advance

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Super User

Please take another look at the post and note that the date/time strings are converted to integers using the ticks() expression.

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Scott
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I test on my side and you can refer to below screenshots.

Expression:

div(sub(outputs('Compose'),outputs('Compose_2')),600000000)

Result

Best Regards.

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Super User

Please see this post as it explains how to do exactly what you are trying to accomplish.

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Scott
Frequent Visitor

Thank you very much for your prompt reply. But my data comes as string and the functions explained in that post are of type integer. So I don't know how I can do this, how to convert this string date

``2021-11-30T20:13:00``

to date type date to be able to use this function

``div(div(mul(sub(variables('Aux1'),variables('Aux2')),100),1000000000),60)``
Super User

Please take another look at the post and note that the date/time strings are converted to integers using the ticks() expression.

If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Scott
Community Support

I test on my side and you can refer to below screenshots.

Expression:

div(sub(outputs('Compose'),outputs('Compose_2')),600000000)

Result

Best Regards.

Frequent Visitor

Thank you @ScottShearer  and @v-LilyW-msft . My last question, What is the formula to be able to see the difference considering the seconds? Because I have a stream that runs every 5 minutes. It ran at 23:15:33 and the other date I need to know was at 23:14:43, so it falls within the [0-5] minute difference interval. But then I run at 23:20:34 and it takes the date 24:14:43 positive again, when in fact it should no longer take it.

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