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Topic Title: DateDiff second interval with large date differences
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Created On: 03/28/2018 09:56 AM
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 03/28/2018 09:56 AM
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DavidSeibel
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I am trying to calculate the number of seconds since 1/1/1601 to write an LDAP query that will find old computer objects. However, DateDiff will not return the correct number of seconds. It works fine if I use a larger interval (like years).

<AMSHOWDIALOG>Num seconds since 1601: %DateDiff("s", #1/1/1601#, #3/28/2018#)%
Add num seconds to 1601: %DateAdd("s", DateDiff("s", #1/1/1601#, #3/28/2018#), #1/1/1601#)%</AMSHOWDIALOG>

The number that I should get back is 13166668800. But I'm getting back 281594113. Maybe DateDiff is running into a 32-bit integer limitation?

I'll work around this calculation with PowerShell.

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 03/29/2018 09:23 AM
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Leonard Amabile
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Hi David,

This has been reproduced in internally and documented for correction:

24017 - DATEDIFF() FUNCTION: datadiff function returns different (wrong) value compared to vb

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