Diff function for date does not work
Hi, I'm usind the Diff function to calculate a difference between two dates and I want the formula to return me the difference in weeks.
This formula works well for almost all the cases but for the case when there is only 1 week between two dates (for example 2021/41 and 2021/42) the function returns me 0 instead of 1.
I don't know how to face this issue. Can you help me ? Maybe it's a problem of parameters ?
Thank's
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Hi @llyly32
,Thanks for these precisions, now I get it!
The 'diff" function returns only whole week count, namely 7 days. It does not count incomplete weeks with less than 7 days. To achieve your expected outcome, you should make sure that the days are at the start of the week. The "trunc" function, which rounds a date to the first day of the specified time unit, can help you compute what you want :
diff(trunc('20211025', "weeks"), trunc('20211021',"weeks"), 'weeks')
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Hi @llyly32
,Thanks for reporting this issue. What is your exact formula?
The following formula returns 1 for me :
diff('20211018','20211011', 'weeks')

Hi @Marine
Yes it's this function. When I used it with these dates :
diff('20211025', '20211021', 'weeks')
These two dates are in two weeks differents (2021/43 and 2021/42) but the function returns 0 instead of 1.
I think the problem is because there is less than 7 days between 21/10 and 25/10 but I'm not sure.
Do you understand what I mean ?

@Marine thank you for your solution. It's work fine !