Use the Subtract
action to decrease the value in the Datetime variable by a specified time
value and unit. For example, you can use this action to decrease the Datetime variable value
by three hours or by three days.
To subtract a value from a Datetime variable, do the following:
Double-click or drag the Subtract
action from the Datetime node in the
Select an option from the Source date and time variable
list to specify the variable that contains the value from which you want to
subtract the time unit.
Enter the value you want to subtract in the Time value to
Select an option from the Time unit to add list to
specify the time unit you want to subtract.
Choose from the following time unit options:
Note: This action accounts for leap years. For example, if
the action subtracts 31 days from March 31, 2020, the action output is February 29, 2020. Whereas, if the action subtracts 31 days from March 31, 2019, the action output is February 28, 2019.
Select the Datetime variable from the Assign the output to a
variable list to specify the variable to which you want to
assign the output.
Next stepsTo see the output value, convert the value in the Datetime variable to a
String variable, then print the value with the Message Box
action. For more information, see Using the To string action and Using the Message box action.