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# Calculating dates in Approach97

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## Calculating dates in Approach97

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Please tell me if it is possible and if so the formula to subtract one date field from another and get the number of years for an answer.  Thanks.

### RE: Calculating dates in Approach97

Subtracting one date from another gives you a number answer equal to the number of days between the two dates. Divide that number by 365.25 to get the number of years and a fraction.

Something like this:
NumYears = (date2 - date1)/365.25

To eliminate the fraction do this:
NumYears = Trunc((date2 - date1)/365.25)

Sue Sloan
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### RE: Calculating dates in Approach97

I'm trying to do something similar to this question and can't seem to find the correct formula. I have an Age field that I want calculated from my Date Of Birth Field automatically. But I need it to be how old was that child on December 31, 2002. When I changed my date on my computer to say 12/31/02 and in the value section of my formula I put the following:

(Today() - DOB) / (365.25)

It puts something like 10.945666 and I just want it to say 10.

What am I doing wrong?

Michelle

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