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Anonymous
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DateDiff is calculating the HOURS wrongly

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I am trying to calculate the DATEDIFF in hours. But I am getting wrong values. Please see attached screenshot.

 

The first entry is same dates and the total time difference is 14 minutes. But I am getting 1 for the hour calculation. Why?

 

Is there any way to show the time difference between these two date time values like 00:14 and 2817:00?

 

Please help.

 

 

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Super User I
Super User I

Hi @Anonymous,

it works correct but you expect something else that it actually does.

According to DATEDIFF func definition the return value is "The count of interval boundaries crossed between two dates."

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PowerBI doesn't have a duration data type, it means you have to calculate everything by yourself.
Create a diff of minutes and then divide it by 60 and you'll get your expected result.

Diff2 =
VAR DiffInMinutes =
    DATEDIFF ( Table1[Start]; Table1[End]; MINUTE )
VAR DiffInHours =
    QUOTIENT ( DiffInMinutes; 60 )
VAR ModuloDiffInMinutes =
    MOD ( DiffInMinutes; 60 )
VAR Result =
    FORMAT ( DiffInHours; "00" ) & ":"
        & FORMAT ( ModuloDiffInMinutes; "00" )
RETURN
    Result

 

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Super User I
Super User I

Hi @Anonymous,

it works correct but you expect something else that it actually does.

According to DATEDIFF func definition the return value is "The count of interval boundaries crossed between two dates."

Capture2.PNG

PowerBI doesn't have a duration data type, it means you have to calculate everything by yourself.
Create a diff of minutes and then divide it by 60 and you'll get your expected result.

Diff2 =
VAR DiffInMinutes =
    DATEDIFF ( Table1[Start]; Table1[End]; MINUTE )
VAR DiffInHours =
    QUOTIENT ( DiffInMinutes; 60 )
VAR ModuloDiffInMinutes =
    MOD ( DiffInMinutes; 60 )
VAR Result =
    FORMAT ( DiffInHours; "00" ) & ":"
        & FORMAT ( ModuloDiffInMinutes; "00" )
RETURN
    Result

 

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Anonymous
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Thank you for your response and solution. Is it possible to exclude the weekends in the suggested calculation please.

 

Kindly let me know..

Hi @Anonymous,

 

yes, it is possible but please mark this ticket as a solution.
And then open a new one with your next question regarding excluding weekends. If you mention me in the new ticket, I will be notified and can help you immediately further.

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