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Check Timestamp before updating


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Hey All,

What is the most efficient way to make sure that the time format I'm getting from my input box is acceptable before updating into my database with the script.  Right now I just started with my string length and would need to build several arguments in.  The column in my database is in yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss format so I want to ensure it's correct since I wrote some reports with calculations that I don't want to error out.  Is there a function or easier way to check the format?

Case $update_but
                    $new_time = ControlGetText($punch_correct_gui, "", $edit_time_input)
                    $new_desc = StringUpper(StringStripWS(ControlGetText($punch_correct_gui, "", $time_event_combo),3))

                    If $new_desc = "" or $new_time = "" Then
                        MsgBox("", "Warning", "Can not update blanks")
                    ElseIf StringLen($new_time) <> 19  Then
                        MsgBox("", "Warning", "Incorrect Time Format"&@CR&"Format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss")
                    ElseIf $new_desc = "DAY_START" OR $new_desc = "DAY_END" OR $new_desc = "LUNCH_START" OR $new_desc = "LUNCH_END" Then
                        ;EXECUTE IF ALL CHECKS AR GOOD
                        MsgBox("", "", "GOOD")
                        MsgBox("", "Warning", $new_desc& " is invalid Punch Desc")
Edited by dar100111
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Where is the input box getting it's data from? Could you use a Date control instead?

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