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run script between times

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hi all,

i have made a script to get information from a website. Between say 6am and 6pm the information is in one place but from 6pm till 6am the info is in another.

instead of running to scripts is there a way i can put both scripts into one and tell autoit to run the first half between time one and second half between time two??

cheers

shaggy

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Look at the @Hour and @Min macros and using some if statements you should be able to do it easily enough.


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ok that's the start i was looking for.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I use this UDF in one or or two of my scripts -

 

;===============================================================================
; Function Name:   _Time_InRange()
; Description:     Determine if the current time is within a given Range
; Syntax:          _Time_InRange("Low time", "High time")
; Parameter(s):    $sTime - Low end of the range (Start time)
;                  $eTime - High end of the range (End time)
; Requirement(s):
; Return Value(s): 1 if current time is within the range otherwise 0
; Author(s):   George (GEOSoft) Gedye
; Modification(s): Replaced _NowTime(4) With Formatted @Hour & @Min
; Note(s):    This only uses Hours and Minutes
; Example(s):   MsgBox(0, "Time is good", _Time_InRange("08:00", "23:59"))
;===============================================================================

Func _Time_InRange($sTime, $eTime)
  Local $vRange = 0, $cTime
  $cTime = Number(@Hour & @Min)
  If $cTime >= Number(StringFormat("%04d",StringRegExpReplace($sTime, "\D", ""))) AND _
     $cTime <= Number(StringFormat("%04d",StringRegExpReplace($eTime, "\D", ""))) Then $vRange = 1
  Return $vRange
EndFunc   ;<==> _Time_InRange()
BTW, if you use this, include the commented section up above the actual function!

another edit: This is summarily how I use this code, maybe it'll help..

Local $sStartTime = "0002", $sEndTime = "2358"
While 1
 If _Time_InRange($sStartTime, $sEndTime) Then
  ;
  ;
 EndIf
WEnd
This is how my code (in the If loop) runs until shortly before and shorty after midnight. Edited by somdcomputerguy

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I use this UDF in one or or two of my scripts -

 

;===============================================================================
; Function Name:   _Time_InRange()
; Description:     Determine if the current time is within a given Range
; Syntax:          _Time_InRange("Low time", "High time")
; Parameter(s):    $sTime - Low end of the range (Start time)
;                  $eTime - High end of the range (End time)
; Requirement(s):
; Return Value(s): 1 if current time is within the range otherwise 0
; Author(s):   George (GEOSoft) Gedye
; Modification(s): Replaced _NowTime(4) With Formatted @Hour & @Min
; Note(s):    This only uses Hours and Minutes
; Example(s):   MsgBox(0, "Time is good", _Time_InRange("08:00", "23:59"))
;===============================================================================

Func _Time_InRange($sTime, $eTime)
  Local $vRange = 0, $cTime
  $cTime = Number(@Hour & @Min)
  If $cTime >= Number(StringFormat("%04d",StringRegExpReplace($sTime, "\D", ""))) AND _
     $cTime <= Number(StringFormat("%04d",StringRegExpReplace($eTime, "\D", ""))) Then $vRange = 1
  Return $vRange
EndFunc   ;<==> _Time_InRange()
BTW, if you use this, include the commented section up above the actual function!

another edit: This is summarily how I use this code, maybe it'll help..

Local $sStartTime = "0002", $sEndTime = "2358"
While 1
 If _Time_InRange($sStartTime, $sEndTime) Then
  ;
  ;
 EndIf
WEnd
This is how my code (in the If loop) runs until shortly before and shorty after midnight.

 

so how would i set it to. run first 1/2 of script every 1hr between 5 am and 6pm then 2nd 1/2 6pm till 5am at only 7pm ?

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Make your script into either two separate scripts or two functions. If you go the two function route, make two versions of the _Time_InRange UDF.


- Bruce /*somdcomputerguy */  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

I personally do it like this

While 1
   $time = @HOUR & @MIN
   If $time > 500 and $time < 1800 Then   ; if between 5:00 am and 6:00 pm
      If Mod($time, 100) = 0 Then   ; run every hour
            $place = "place1"
            ; (run func with param $place)
      EndIf
   Else
      If $time = 1900 Then    ; run at 7:00 pm
            $place = "place2"
            ; (run func with param $place)
      EndIf
   EndIf
   Sleep(1000)
Wend

or like this

AdlibRegister("_check", 3600*1000)   ; run every hour

Func _check()
 Local $place
 If @HOUR > 5 and @HOUR < 18 Then   ; if between 5:00 am and 6:00 pm
     $place = "place1"
 ElseIf @HOUR = 19 Then  ; if 7:00 pm 
     $place = "place2"
 Else
     Return
 EndIf
 ; run other func with param $place
EndFunc
Edited by mikell

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