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ABL Syntax Reference : ADD-INTERVAL function
 

ADD-INTERVAL function

Adds a time interval to, or subtracts a time interval from, a DATE, DATETIME, or DATETIME-TZ value, and returns the new value.

Syntax

ADD-INTERVAL (datetime, interval-amount, interval-unit)
datetime
An expression whose value is a DATE, DATETIME, or DATETIME-TZ.
interval-amount
A signed integer (positive or negative) indicating the amount of time you want to add to or subtract from datetime value.
interval-unit
A character constant, or a character expression that evaluates to one of the following time units: ‘years', ‘months', ‘weeks', ‘days', 'hours', ‘minutes', ‘seconds' or ‘milliseconds'. These values are case insensitive and may be singular.

Note

To add or subtract months or years, this function converts the date to Gregorian before adding or subtracting the year or month value. If the result is an invalid date, the function decrements the day part of the date until a valid date is obtained. For example:
*Adding 1 month to January 30, 2003 yields February 28, 2003
*Adding 13 months to January 30, 2003 yields February 29, 2004 (2004 is a leap year)
*Subtracting 1 month from December 31, 2003 yields November 30, 2003

See also

+ Date addition operator, - Date subtraction operator, + Datetime addition operator, - Datetime subtraction operator, DATE function, DATETIME function, DATETIME-TZ function, INTERVAL function