Add Time to Datetime

I have two columns `timePlaced` is a datetime, while `timeEstimate` is an integer that represents minuets. Using the below beast mode I am able to convert `timeEstimate` to minuets, ex 10 turns to 00:10:00.


SEC_TO_TIME(`timeEstimate`*60)


When I try to add it to `timePlaced` using the fowling beast mode I get null values.


ADDTIME(time(`timePlaced`),SEC_TO_TIME(`timeEstimate`*60))


I have used variations including wrapping the entire formula in TIME(), using "+" instead of ADDTIME(), but none return the correct value. Is there a specific syntax or function needed to add duration to a time value?


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  • MarkSnodgrass
    MarkSnodgrass Portland, Oregon 🥷
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    Try just the following:

    ADDTIME('timeplaced','timeEstimate'*60)
    

    AddTIME expects the first parameter to actually be a datetime value, so no need for you to convert anything there. It expects the second parameter to be in seconds, which is why I am multiplying your minute number by 60.

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  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🥷

    Try this:

    DATE_ADD(`timePlaced`, INTERVAL `timeEstimate` MINUTES)



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  • Ah, I was over complicating my formula, goof time know ADD_TIME uses datetime not time values only.

    Thanks!