On a Drupal 8 project, i am trying to programatically get the difference between two different times (current time - Node creation time)
I have "nodeabc" already available on the site.
When a specific webform is submitted and by using a custom webform handler, I want to get the difference in minutes between current time and nodeabc creation time.
Say nodeabc was created on: 24/06/2019 08:00 AM and the webform is being submitted on: 24/06/2019 07:00 PM, so the difference between both times will be: 660 minutes.
I have already loaded the node by its nid but how to continue in achieving the above ?
From @Prestosaurus answer, I did the below in my webform custom handler php file:
$nid = '125'; $node = \Drupal\node\Entity\Node::load($nid); $creationtime = $node->getCreatedTime(); // Get "Time Diff Since" creation time. $creationsince = \Drupal::service('date.formatter')->formatTimeDiffSince($creationtime);
the above code returned:
7 hours 30 minutes which is good but then I added the below code to the above one:
$totalamount = $creationsince * 5000;
But while testing it returns a php error
InvalidArgumentException: $string ("35000") must be a string.
I believe I am half way to the answer but still need to convert the
$creationsince value to
450 minutes instead of
7 hours 30 minutes.
Is that doable ?