View Full Version : adding time in a column.

11-24-2011, 04:57 PM
I have a time_utilization column in my table. Now, I want to add the time depending on the two selected dates.

I tried the below query but not working.

$qry = "select SEC_TO_TIME(SUM(time_utilization)) from users where date between '2011-11-20' AND 2011-11-22";

11-24-2011, 06:14 PM
your example is not clear.

11-25-2011, 08:37 AM
Hi, I have a column call "time_utilization". This field holds the TIME in "hh:mm:ss" format. There are more than 15 rows in this column. Now, I want to add the time in this column to get the total time.

11-25-2011, 12:28 PM
There is a maximum value that TIME can hold, I believe it is around 825 hours, so if your total is above that amount it will round off to that value. See the manual for exact value.

11-25-2011, 12:35 PM
That's fine with me. How to do that. Can you please help me? Thank you.

Old Pedant
11-25-2011, 11:12 PM
The big question: What is the *DATATYPE* of your time_utilization field??? If it is not DATETIME, then you will have to convert it.

11-27-2011, 03:06 PM
I converted the datatype as you specified. Now could you provide the exact syntax to add time. Also I tried the below code to test the time count works or not:

$qry = "select SEC_TO_TIME(SUM(TIME_TO_SEC(time_utilization))) from tracker";
$result=mysql_query($qry) or die (mysql_error());

echo $result;

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