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Hi some Question i have two Times. One Variable with curent time and an other with past time value.

$timepast = 00:59

$timecurent = 01:06

How can i make a funktion which start something if the difference between $timepast and $timecurent is more than 5 Minutes ?

Hope you can help me :)

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TimerDiff ( timestamp )


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Hi some Question i have two Times. One Variable with curent time and an other with past time value.

$timepast = 00:59

$timecurent = 01:06

How can i make a funktion which start something if the difference between $timepast and $timecurent is more than 5 Minutes ?

Hope you can help me :)

Here's a little code I wrote for times > 24 hours (although it should work regardless)

#include <Date.au3>

; Calculated the number of seconds since EPOCH (1970/01/01 00:00:00) 
;$iDateCalc = _DateDiff( 's',"1970/01/01 00:00:00",_NowCalc())
;MsgBox( 4096, "", "Number of seconds since EPOCH: " & $iDateCalc )
;
; How long have I been waiting for the PROMISED "within 24 hours" response
; from Symantec Tech "Support"? Since 1:35PM on 8/7/2007...
; Every so often I get a message from Symantec, and I edit
; the part that starts "... I've been waiting for your response 
; for xxxx hours now; how long do you think I'll have to wait?"

$origdt = @YEAR & "/08/07 13:35:00"
; Calculated the number of Hours this year 
$iDateCalc = _DateDiff( 'h',$origdt,_NowCalc())
MsgBox( 4096, "", $idatecalc & "     hours since "&$origdt )

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I made this once, I had to fix it now:

Func _TimeDiff($iStartTime,$iEndTime)
    Local $iTimeDiff[2]
    ;*EndTime must be higher than StartTime.
    ;*It returns difference in minutes ($Diff[0]) and in seconds ($Diff[1])
    ;*Times must be in the format "XX:XX:XX" 
    
    ;Split the time
    $iStartTimeSplit=StringSplit($iStartTime,":")
    $iEndTimeSplit=StringSplit($iEndTime,":")
    
    ;Check parameters
    If UBound($iStartTimeSplit)=3 Then
        SetError(2);Time is not in correct form
        Return
    EndIf
    If UBound($iEndTimeSplit)=3 Then
        SetError(2);Time is not in correct form
        Return
    EndIf
    
    ;Check if StartTime is lower than EndTime
    If $iStartTimeSplit[1] > $iEndTimeSplit[1] Then
        SetError(1)
        Return 1;StartTime>Endtime
    EndIf
    
    ;Check if the times are valid
    If $iStartTimeSplit[1] > 23 or  $iStartTimeSplit[2] > 60 or $iStartTimeSplit[3] > 60 or _ 
        $iEndTimeSplit[1] > 23 or  $iEndTimeSplit[2] > 60 or $iEndTimeSplit[3] > 60 Then
        SetError(1)
        Return -1
    EndIf
    If $iStartTimeSplit[1]=$iStartTimeSplit[2] AND $iEndTimeSplit[1]=$iEndTimeSplit[2] Then
        SetError(1)
        Return 1;StartTime>Endtime
    EndIf
    
    ;Do the maths :P
    $iHoursDiff=$iEndTimeSplit[1]-$iStartTimeSplit[1]
    $iHoursDiffinMins=$iHoursDiff*60
    
    $iMinsDiff=$iEndTimeSplit[2]-$iStartTimeSplit[2]
    If $iStartTimeSplit[3] > $iEndTimeSplit[3] Then
        $iSecsDiff=60-$iStartTimeSplit[3]
    Else
        $iSecsDiff=$iEndTimeSplit[3]-$iStartTimeSplit[3]
    EndIf
    
    $iMinsTotal=$iMinsDiff+$iHoursDiffinMins
    
    $iTimeDiff[0]=$iMinsTotal
    $iTimeDiff[1]=$iSecsDiff
    
    Return $iTimeDiff
    
EndFunc

I think it works fine... check it first.

Examples:

$timepast = "00:59:00"
$timecurent = "01:06:00"
$Diff=_TimeDiff($timepast,$timecurent)

If not @error Then MsgBox(0,"","The difference is "&$Diff[0]&" mins and "&$Diff[1]&" secs.")

$timepast = "00:00:20"
$timecurent = "00:00:00"
$Diff=_TimeDiff($timepast,$timecurent)

If not @error Then MsgBox(0,"","The difference is "&$Diff[0]&" mins and "&$Diff[1]&" secs.")

Let me know if there's some bug, I'm interested in this as well :)

Edited by Nahuel

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Tnx guys i got it work using modification of longtex's script :)

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Hi some Question i have two Times. One Variable with curent time and an other with past time value.

$timepast = 00:59

$timecurent = 01:06

How can i make a funktion which start something if the difference between $timepast and $timecurent is more than 5 Minutes ?

Hope you can help me ;)

What do those times represent? How are they formatted? Min:Sec, Hr:Min, ...? Is it elapsed time, or clock time (will one of the numbers roll over from 12 to 01, 23 to 00, or 59 to 00)? Will either number ever be less than or more than two digits?

The function you want to perform will be easy, but must take into account that kind of formatting info to get an accurate result in all cases.

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