09-29-2016 11:17 AM
I was wondering what your suggestions would be in calculating the actual elapsed time between two timepoints when a time change occurs between them. In the past I've done this manually:
- calculate the difference (in hours) using the start datetime and end datetime.
-if the start point was prior to the time change and the end point was after the time change, add or subtract 1 hour (depending on whether it's spring or fall).
Would INTCK('hour',startdatetime, enddatetime) somehow be able to take the time change into consideration? I realize this is location-specific.
Thanks for your input.
09-29-2016 11:39 AM - edited 09-29-2016 11:40 AM
The arguments need for INTCK are not enough.
To calculate elapse hours is depnedet also on place, i.e. COUNTRY and sometime even REGION/STATE.
In some countries the change dates are dynamic according to political decisions, which make it even more complicate.