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minute(theDate[,value])


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minute(theDate[,value])

Alternatively, use Date.minute.

minute(theDate)

returns the hour element from the theDate date/time expression, which may simply be a date-type attribute value.

minute(theDate,value)

creates a new date based on the theDate expression, but in which the minute is value. theDate is not changed - unless theDate is an attribute and the attribute is re-setting itself:

$MyDateA = minute($MyDate,14) $MyDate is not changed

$MyDate = minute($MyDate,14) $MyDate is changed

Examples. If $MyDate is 4 July 2009 09:30, then

$MyDateA=minute($MyDate,5) 

will change $MyDate to 4 July 2009 19:05 whilst leaving $MyDate as 4 July 2009 09:30. However, if the code is self-referring:

$MyDate=minute($MyDate,5) 

will change $MyDate to 4 July 2009 19:05.

Take care using the later self-referring form in a $Rule or agent as it fires every agent update cycle adding 5 minutes each time! Make sure you use a guard agent or conditional query to make the action out of scope after the first application. Or, consider using a Stamp - which only fires once per (manual) application.