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Simple Date and Time compare issue

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I know this should be simple, and I dont know why I am having so much trouble with it, but what I am trying to do is compare the current time and date vs. a future time and date. The format of both dates must be: YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss

This is what I have so far as a test:

#include "date.au3"
$FutureTime = "2014/11/25 15:12:05"
$days    = _DateDiff("D",@year & "/" & @mon & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @hour & ":" & @min & ":" & @sec ,$FutureTime)
$hours   = _DateDiff("h",@year & "/" & @mon & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @hour & ":" & @min & ":" & @sec ,$FutureTime)
$minutes = _DateDiff("m",@year & "/" & @mon & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @hour & ":" & @min & ":" & @sec ,$FutureTime)
$seconds = _DateDiff("s",@year & "/" & @mon & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @hour & ":" & @min & ":" & @sec ,$FutureTime)
MsgBox(0,"Time until..",$days & " Days, " & $hours   & " Hours, " & $minutes  & " minutes, " & $seconds & " seconds")

I do understand why this wont work, because for each of hours, minutes, seconds, etc, it is giving the total time between the dates in each variable as per the _DateDiff knowledgeable article. I am hoping to get something more like:  20 Days, 4 Hours, 6 minutes and 25 seconds...

Does anyone already have a small chunk of code I can use, or at least be able to shed some light?

Thanks in advance!


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Kovacic,

One way...

#include <date.au3>

_duration('2015/11/05 12:00:00')

func _duration($target_date)

    $diff = _datediff('s',_NowCalc(),$target_date)

    ; calcs adapted from code by UEZ

    local $days
    Local $secs = Mod($diff, 60)
    Local $mins = Mod(Int($diff / 60), 60)
    Local $hrs  = Int($diff / 60 ^ 2)
    If $hrs > 23 Then
        $days = Floor($hrs/ 24)
        $hrs -= $days * 24
    endif

    local $diff_out = stringformat('%02i Days %02i Hours %02i Minutes %02i Seconds to ' & stringleft($target_date,stringinstr($target_date,' ')), $days, $hrs, $mins, $secs)
    ConsoleWrite($diff_out & @CRLF)

endfunc

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Another way using the math needed for the conversion.

#include "date.au3"
$FutureTime = "2014/11/25 18:12:05"
$days = _DateDiff("D", @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, $FutureTime)
$hours = _DateDiff("h", @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, $FutureTime)
$minutes = _DateDiff("m", @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, $FutureTime)
$seconds = _DateDiff("s", @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, $FutureTime)
$iDays = Int($seconds / 86400)
$iHours = Int(($seconds - ($iDays * 86400)) / 3600)
$iMinutes = Int((($seconds - ($iDays * 86400)) - ($iHours * 3600)) / 60)
$iSeconds = Int(((($seconds - ($iDays * 86400)) - ($iHours * 3600) - ($iMinutes * 60)) * 60) / 60)
MsgBox(0, "Time until..", $iDays & " Days, " & $iHours & " Hours, " & $iMinutes & " minutes, " & $iSeconds & " seconds")
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Another way using the math needed for the conversion.

#include "date.au3"
$FutureTime = "2014/11/25 18:12:05"
$days = _DateDiff("D", @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, $FutureTime)
$hours = _DateDiff("h", @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, $FutureTime)
$minutes = _DateDiff("m", @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, $FutureTime)
$seconds = _DateDiff("s", @YEAR & "/" & @MON & "/" & @MDAY & " " & @HOUR & ":" & @MIN & ":" & @SEC, $FutureTime)
$iDays = Int($seconds / 86400)
$iHours = Int(($seconds - ($iDays * 86400)) / 3600)
$iMinutes = Int((($seconds - ($iDays * 86400)) - ($iHours * 3600)) / 60)
$iSeconds = Int(((($seconds - ($iDays * 86400)) - ($iHours * 3600) - ($iMinutes * 60)) * 60) / 60)
MsgBox(0, "Time until..", $iDays & " Days, " & $iHours & " Hours, " & $iMinutes & " minutes, " & $iSeconds & " seconds")

 

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I really need to save a snippet like this, getting the math to work out correctly is not my strong suit. :D
 


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I really need to save a snippet like this, getting the math to work out correctly is not my strong suit. :D

 

 

Thats where I fell short... I knew that an extensive amount of math had to be done, but I also knew it would take me many hours and head aches to figure it out. That would be cool, a global database of snippits.. I know the KB has them with each function, but math functions like the one above are priceless and wont be found in the KB.


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

BTW, just so anyone looking at this in the future, you can eliminate the lines for $days, $minutes, $hours as they're not needed. I just forgot to delete them.

Also, this snippet will work for dates in the past as well as the future.

Edited by BrewManNH
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