Show date and time in SQL format

Padmanabhan, Venkatesh 120 Reputation points

Hi. I am trying to show the difference of time between current time and what I get back from the data table using C#. I am filling the data table from AS 400 system and the date and time are shown in the format of : Date : 1211210 ( these are based on century marker ) Time : 73001 .How to show the date and time in the SQL format and show the difference in minutes between the time received and the current time ? Thanks

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  1. Jiale Xue - MSFT 35,556 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Padmanabhan, Venkatesh, welcome to Microsoft Q&A.

    You only need to understand the format principle of ToString("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss")); . So, you could do as follows.

    using System;
    namespace ConsoleApp3
        internal class Program
            static void Main(string[] args)
                //just for testing
                int date = 1211210;
                int time = 73001;
                int year = date / 10000 + 1900; //  (e.g. 2021)
                int month = date % 10000 / 100; //  (e.g. 12)
                int day = date % 100; //            (e.g. 10)
                int hour = time / 10000; //         (e.g. 7)
                int minute = time % 10000 / 100; // (e.g. 30)
                int second = time % 100; //         (e.g. 1)
                DateTime as400DT = new DateTime(year, month, day, hour, minute, second);
                DateTime currentDT = DateTime.Now;
                // Calculate the time difference in minutes
                TimeSpan timeDifference = currentDT - as400DT;
                int timeDifferenceMinutes = (int)timeDifference.TotalMinutes;
                // Display the results
                Console.WriteLine("AS400 Date and Time: " + as400DT.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss"));
                Console.WriteLine("Current Date and Time: " + currentDT.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss"));
                Console.WriteLine("Time Difference (Minutes): " + timeDifferenceMinutes);

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