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The interval type is used to specify a period of time. It consists of a value and a unit specifier, eg. "3 days". The interval type is very flexible about how it interprets the time unit. In general, the first letter is sufficient to indicate the interval unit. For example, the previous example could be written as "3 d". The time ranges supported are specified in the following table:

Unit specifier

Abbreviation

Example Values

second

s

3 seconds
20s

minute

m

5 minute
7 min, 11m

hour

h

4 hours
2h

day

d

7 days
365d

week

w

4 weeks
10w

month

mo

5.6 months
24mo

year

y

100 years
5y

If no time unit is provided, the default unit of "days" is used. A numeric value must always be provided or an exception will be thrown. Numeric values may be fractional (e.g. 5.6).

Note

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Due to the variable lengths of months and years, approximations are used for these values within Clover. A month is considered to be 30.346 days and a year is considered to be 365.232 days. All other units are exact.