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SqlFunctions.DateDiff Method (String, Nullable(Of TimeSpan), Nullable(Of DateTimeOffset))

Returns the count of the specified datepart boundaries crossed between the specified start date and end date.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

<EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "DATEDIFF")> _
Public Shared Function DateDiff ( _
	datePartArg As String, _
	startDate As Nullable(Of TimeSpan), _
	endDate As Nullable(Of DateTimeOffset) _
) As Nullable(Of Integer)


Type: System.String

The part of the date to calculate the differing number of time intervals.

Type: System.Nullable(Of TimeSpan)

The first date.

Type: System.Nullable(Of DateTimeOffset)

The second date.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable(Of Int32)
The number of time intervals between the two dates.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database. For information about the corresponding SQL Server function, see DATEDIFF (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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