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# Difference of dates

maxim465
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maxim465 Published in 2018-01-09 08:10:10Z
 There are two dates(one over the second). I want to know the difference between them (in days).Programm produces the value “0”. Error in the variables vat1,vat2. Tell me , how to set them correctly ?  Sub ógv() Dim dat1 As Date Dim dat2 As Date Dim vat1 As Date Dim vat2 As Date Dim Day1 As Long Dim Month1 As Long Dim Year1 As Long Dim Day2 As Long Dim Month2 As Long Dim Year2 As Long Dim C As Range Set C = ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Range("C35") '1 dat1 = C.Value Day1 = DatePart("d", dat1) Month1 = DatePart("m", dat1) Year1 = DatePart("yyyy", dat1) vat1 = Month1 / Day1 / Year1 '2 dat2 = C.Offset(-1, 0).Value Day2 = DatePart("d", dat2) Month2 = DatePart("m", dat2) Year2 = DatePart("yyyy", dat2) vat2 = Month2 / Day2 / Year2 Dni = DateDiff("d", vat2, vat1) MsgBox Dni End Sub 
jsheeran
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jsheeran Reply to 2018-01-09 08:22:21Z
 The line vat1 = Month1 / Day1 / Year1  doesn't do what you expect. Instead, it divides Month1 / Day1 by Year1. It looks like C.Value and C.Offset(-1, 0).Value are both valid dates. You should be able to use those as the arguments to DateDiff.
ashleedawg
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ashleedawg Reply to 2018-01-09 08:23:39Z

You could use the DateDiff function.

## DateDiff( interval, date1, date2 )

• interval :String expression that is the interval of time you use to calculate the difference between date1 and date2.
• date1, date2 : Two dates you want to use in the calculation.

The interval argument has these settings:

Setting  Description
-------  -----------
yyyy    Year
q       Quarter
m       Month
y       Day of year
d       Day
w       Weekday
ww      Week
h       Hour
n       Minute
s       Second


Full Documentation here.

Variatus
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Variatus Reply to 2018-01-09 09:04:40Z
 You are making your life unnecessarily difficult. All dates are represented by numbers like 43218.75 where the integer defines the day and the decimals the time. In this example, 0.75 days have lapsed since midnight on day 43218 (April 28, 2018). Therefore 43218.75 stands for 6:00PM on Apr 24, 2018. It follows that 43210.75 would be 8 days earlier and, therefore, 43218.75 - 43210.75 would be the date difference in days. Use the Int() function to extract the date from a Date/Time value. The CDate() function extracts a date from either a string or a number. Therefore if your range C35 holds a true date (as a number) or a string, like "24/4/2018" CDate(Range("C35").Value) will return a number which you can compare with another number similarly created. Hence the following code. Private Sub TestFunction() MsgBox "Date difference is " & ogv("C35") & " days." End Sub Function ogv(CellAddress As String) As Integer With ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Range(CellAddress) ogv = Abs(Int(CDate(.Value)) - Int(CDate(.Offset(-1).Value))) End With End Function  Use the Sub to test call the function. Use the code in the sub in your VBA project.
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