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Re: Converting interval to numeric?

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Sal Dkj <saldkj(at)hotmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Converting interval to numeric?
Date: 2005-02-11 04:58:25
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On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 01:48:06 +0000,
  Sal Dkj <saldkj(at)hotmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Hello, I'm trying to calculate the difference between two timestamps and 
> have the return value in minutes.
> So, for instance:
> Time 1 = 1/1/2005 12:00
> Time 2 = 1/2/2005 12:00
> If you subtract Time 1 from Time 2, it returns an interval value of '1 
> day'. Extracting hours or minutes from this obviously gives 0.  What's the 
>  trick here?

EXTRACT the EPOCH from the difference of the timestamps. This will give
you the elapsed times in seconds (as a float8 I think).

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