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tommytx

Back in the good old days of PHP and even now.. you could set the date and time up any way you liked by just adding any separator you liked and positioning the variables in any sort of way...

But I cannot find the same here in autoit unless I just don't understand what I am reading..

For example my date time comes out:

2/23/2013 and time is ok like 13:51:34 for 24 hour time...

but here is what i need:

2013-23-02 13:51:34 but to get this I am doing a lot of jacking around... am I making this too hard?

$mytime = _NowDate() & " " & _NowTime(5)

2/23/2013 13:51:34 Need 2013-23-02 13:51:34

Just changing the : to a dash and changing the / to a dash..
But isn't there a format that gives the above without all the work?

$fname = "data\" & $key_phrase & "-" & $mytime & ".htm"
$fname = StringRegExpReplace($fname, "/", "-")
$fname = StringRegExpReplace($fname, " ", "-")
$fname = StringRegExpReplace($fname, ":", "-")
Edited by tommytx

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Melba23

tommytx,

Try Malkey's _Date_Time_Convert UDF - it converts to and from any format you want. ;)

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Maybe _DateTimeFormat is what you need.


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kylomas

tommytx,

It appears that you are trying to construct a date/time stamped file name. You might try something like one of these:

#include <date.au3>
local $file_name = 'My_Base_Name_' & @year & '-' & @mon & '-' & @mday & '_' & @hour & '-' & @min & '-' & @SEC
ConsoleWrite($file_name & @LF)
$file_name = 'My_Base_Name_' & stringregexpreplace(_now(),'[/ :]','-')
ConsoleWrite($file_name & @LF)

kylomas

edit: _tempfile() might suit your need if you do not need to control the formatting

Edited by kylomas

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tommytx

Kylomas:

Thanks that worked perfect... also thanks for the suggestions from all the others... sorry for the long acknowledgement, as it appears I did not get on the auto notify list... so did not get notified of all the fantastic activity on this thread.... sure not like Sales Force.. almost no one ever answers.....

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kylomas

If you are writing log type records _filewritelog() is a UDF that makes this easy. It also allows for writing to either the beginning or end of the log file.

Good Luck,

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RichardL

If you use @year...@sec is it possible to get incorrect values by reading across a whole minute change? Better to read the whole date-time from the OS in one go, then reformat.

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kylomas

RichardL,

If you use @year...@sec is it possible to get incorrect values by reading across a whole minute change?

Yes, for timing or duration use one of the timer functions or UDF's. This is a simple date/time stamp on a log record or file name.

Better to read the whole date-time from the OS in one go, then reformat.

Depends on appplication...

kylomas


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