I have an Abacus calculation with several steps. One of the steps gets a time period by subtracting one time from another. What I need is the total number of minutes in that period. I really, really, really don't want to have to do Minute(period) + Hour(period)*60 + Yearday(period)*1440 but I suppose I might have to! Is there a more elegant way?
Edit: Actually, having tried doing what I really don't want to do, I find that also does not work very well! I get the error Cannot convert 00:00:00 to local time. Of course under normal processing, my particular calculation will end up with a time period of zero length, so normally it will be 00:00:00.