Get the Time Between two times

I have two times First and Last ..I need a query that shows the time difference and if the GETDATE() =now then it should say In progress. Like if it is a day before then it should say '12 hours 10 Min left' and if it is happening now it should say 'In progress' and if it has passed then it should state 'Passes'

I have tries a few queries but I am not getting the desired result.

SELECT (DATEDIFF(dd, First_Half_Start, GETDATE())) - (CASE WHEN DATEDIFF(dd,0,First_Half_Start) = 0 THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) from Match_Schedule

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asked Sep 14, 2013 at 02:41 AM in Default

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I think the basic logic would check for your three possible states - before, during or after, then return the state in english

             -- we are after the event - Passes (maybe 'Passed' ?)
         case when getdate() > Last then 'Passes' end 
              -- the event is ongoing - In Progress
         when getdate() between First and Start then 'In Progress' end
             -- we are before the event - parse the timespan to english
         when getdate() < Start then <parse your time difference into english> end as TimeDifference 
     from Match_Schedule

For parsing the time span into english, check out the Working with Time Spans and Durations in SQL Server article on SQLTeam - http://www.sqlteam.com/article/working-with-time-spans-and-durations-in-sql-server

The crux of the article is this list of calculations:

 TotalSeconds / 3600 as Hours, 
 (TotalSeconds % 3600) / 60 as Minutes, 
 TotalSeconds % 60 as Seconds

See more at: http://www.sqlteam.com/article/working-with-time-spans-and-durations-in-sql-server#sthash.pXyZBZZm.dpuf

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