[Overview][Constants][Procedures and functions][Index] Reference for unit 'DateUtils' (#rtl)

# SecondSpan

Calculate the approximate number of seconds between two TDateTime values.

## Declaration

Source position: dateutil.inc line 290

 function SecondSpan( const ANow: TDateTime; const AThen: TDateTime ):Double;

## Arguments

 ANow First moment in time AThen Second moment in time

## Function result

Number (fractions included) of seconds between ANow and AThen

## Description

SecondSpan returns the number of seconds between ANow and AThen, including any fractional parts of a second.

 YearSpan Calculate the approximate number of years between two TDateTime values. MonthSpan Calculate the approximate number of months between two TDateTime values. WeekSpan Calculate the approximate number of weeks between two TDateTime values. DaySpan Calculate the approximate number of days between two TDateTime values. HourSpan Calculate the approximate number of hours between two TDateTime values. MinuteSpan Calculate the approximate number of minutes between two TDateTime values. MilliSecondSpan Calculate the approximate number of milliseconds between two TDateTime values. SecondsBetween Calculate the number of whole seconds between two TDateTime values.

## Example

```Program Example69;

{ This program demonstrates the SecondSpan function }

Uses SysUtils,DateUtils;

Procedure Test(ANow,AThen : TDateTime);

begin
Write('Number of seconds between ');
Write(TimeToStr(AThen),' and ',TimeToStr(ANow));
Writeln(' : ',SecondSpan(ANow,AThen));
end;

Var
D1,D2 : TDateTime;

Begin
D1:=Now;
D2:=D1-(999*OneMilliSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(1001*OneMilliSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(2001*OneMilliSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(5001*OneMilliSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(5.4*OneSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(2.5*OneSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
End.
```