the seconds or seconds()
The seconds function returns an integer showing the number of seconds that have elapsed since Midnight, January 1, 1904.
This seconds function can be used to obtain the amount of time that has elapsed in seconds between the starting and ending time of an event.
The seconds command can be abbreviated secs. _______________________________________ Examples:
Type the following into the Message Box and press Enter:
put the seconds into starttime
Wait a few seconds. Then type the following lines into the Message Box and press Enter after each:
put the secs into endtime
put endtime - starttime into msg
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