This component calculates a new date from a starting date and a number of minutes. If the number of minutes is negative, they will be added instead.
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Definition of component input value or values
|Input Value Name||Input Value Data Type||Req'd||Example Format||Explanation|
|Date||Date Time||Yes||StartDate||The date to use as the starting point for calculating the new date time.|
|Minutes||Double||Yes||numMinutes||The number of minutes to subtract from the starting date.|
|Result Variable Name||String||Yes||scriptDate||The name of a variable to which the new date time value will be stored.|
Definition of component output value or values
A variable with the name specified in "Result Variable Name" containing the new date and time.
Calculate a deadline.
Suppose we have a process that has been running for 10 minutes. We could calculate when it started by using this component to subtract 10 minutes from the current date. The parameters would be set as follows:
- "Date" would be "CurrentDate"
- "Minutes" would be 10
- "Result Variable Name" would be something like "processStartDate"
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