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Get Difference in Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds Between Two Dates in Sql Server.

Introduction: In this article I am going to share how to calculate exact day, hour, minute and second difference between two specific dates.

Description: While working on project I got the requirement to show user his last login time on his dashboard whenever he/she log in to website. Format required was as shown in image. There may be many other cases when similar option is required. So I have shared this so that it might be helpful to others if required.

Implementation: Let’s take an example to get what we need.

If you simply want the difference between last login and current date in days, hours, minutes and seconds separately then below query will help you.

DECLARE @LoginDate DATETIME='2016-09-10 14:45:55', @CurrentDate DATETIME=GETDATE();

SELECT @CurrentDate AS CurrentDate,@LoginDate AS LastLoginDate ,
DATEDIFF(SECOND, @LoginDate, @CurrentDate) / 60 / 60 / 24 AS TotalDays,
DATEDIFF(SECOND, @LoginDate, @CurrentDate) / 60 / 60 % 24 AS TotalHours,
DATEDIFF(SECOND, @LoginDate, @CurrentDate) / 60 % 60 AS TotalMinutes,
DATEDIFF(SECOND, @LoginDate, @CurrentDate) % 60 AS TotalSeconds

Output will be: 
CurrentDate
LastLoginDate
TotalDays
TotalHours
TotalMinutes
TotalSeconds
2016-10-10 22:01:14.123
2016-09-10 14:45:55.000
30
7
15
19


To get the difference between last login and current date in the format as shown below output.

DECLARE @LoginDate DATETIME='2016-09-10 14:45:55', @CurrentDate DATETIME=GETDATE();

SELECT @CurrentDate AS CurrentDate, CAST(DATEDIFF(SECOND, @LoginDate, @CurrentDate) / 60 / 60 / 24 AS NVARCHAR(30)) + ' days, '
+ CAST(DATEDIFF(SECOND, @LoginDate, @CurrentDate) / 60 / 60 % 24 AS NVARCHAR(30)) + ' hours, '
+ CAST(DATEDIFF(SECOND, @LoginDate, @CurrentDate) / 60 % 60 AS NVARCHAR(30)) + ' minutes and '
+ CAST(DATEDIFF(SECOND, @LoginDate, @CurrentDate) % 60 AS NVARCHAR(30)) + ' seconds ago.' AS LastLogin

Output will be:
CurrentDate
LastLogin
2016-10-10 22:01:14.123
30 days, 7 hours, 15 minutes and 19 seconds ago.

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