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Converting time and date

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I would like to turn the string 20.11.2008 at 03:53:06, Which is in Germany time (GMT+1) and convert it to 2 variables, $Date containing 11/20/2008 and $Time containing 11:53:06 PM EST (GMT+5).

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I would like to turn the string 20.11.2008 at 03:53:06, Which is in Germany time (GMT+1) and convert it to 2 variables, $Date containing 11/20/2008 and $Time containing 11:53:06 PM EST (GMT+5).

Here is a long-winded way to do it.

#include <date.au3>

$datetime0 = "20.11.2008 at 03:53:06"

;split into date, at, time
$datetime1 = stringsplit($datetime0," ")

;get just the date
$date0 = $datetime1[1]

;split into day,month, year
$date1 = stringsplit($date0,".")

;rebuild into YYYY/MM/DD
$date = $date1[3] & '/' & $date1[2] & '/' & $date1[1]

;addthe time back
$datetime = $date & ' ' & $datetime1[3]

;now we have the datetime in the correct format so we can add adjust
;(read the date.au3 include file)
$datePlus5 = _DateAdd("h",8,$datetime)
ConsoleWrite("Datetime + 8 hours = " & $dateplus5 & @CRLF)
$Result = stringsplit($datePlus5,' ')
ConsoleWrite("Time + 8 hours is " & $result[2] & @CRLF)
$date2 = stringsplit($Result[1],'/')
$ResDate = $date2[2] & '/' & $date2[3] & '/' & $date2[1]
ConsoleWrite("Date + 8 hours in your format is " & $resdate & @CRLF)

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And here's a somewhat shorter-winded way :mellow: :

#include <date.au3>

$datetime0 = "20.11.2008 at 03:53:06"

;rebuild date & time into YYYY/MM/DD & time for use with _DateAdd
$datetime = StringRegExpReplace($datetime0,"(\d+)\.(\d+)\.(\d{4})\sat\s((\d{2}):(\d{2}):(\d{2}))","\3/\2/\1 \4")

;now we have the datetime in the correct format so we can add adjust
;(read the date.au3 include file)
$datePlus5 = _DateAdd("h",8,$datetime)
ConsoleWrite("Datetime + 8 hours = " & $dateplus5 & @CRLF)

$time = StringRegExpReplace($datePlus5,"(\d{4}/\d+/\d+)(?:\s)(\d+\:\d+\:\d+)","\2")
$ResDate = StringRegExpReplace($datePlus5,"(\d{4}/\d+/\d+)(?:\s)(\d+\:\d+\:\d+)","\1")
ConsoleWrite("Time + 8 hours is " & $time & @CRLF)

ConsoleWrite("Date + 8 hours in your format is " & $resdate & @CRLF)

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

And here's a somewhat shorter-winded way :mellow: :

#include <date.au3>

$datetime0 = "20.11.2008 at 03:53:06"

;rebuild date & time into YYYY/MM/DD & time for use with _DateAdd
$datetime = StringRegExpReplace($datetime0,"(\d+)\.(\d+)\.(\d{4})\sat\s((\d{2}):(\d{2}):(\d{2}))","\3/\2/\1 \4")

;now we have the datetime in the correct format so we can add adjust
;(read the date.au3 include file)
$datePlus5 = _DateAdd("h",8,$datetime)
ConsoleWrite("Datetime + 8 hours = " & $dateplus5 & @CRLF)

$time = StringRegExpReplace($datePlus5,"(\d{4}/\d+/\d+)(?:\s)(\d+\:\d+\:\d+)","\2")
$ResDate = StringRegExpReplace($datePlus5,"(\d{4}/\d+/\d+)(?:\s)(\d+\:\d+\:\d+)","\1")
ConsoleWrite("Time + 8 hours is " & $time & @CRLF)

ConsoleWrite("Date + 8 hours in your format is " & $resdate & @CRLF)
That's a bit better ResNullius! There was no way I could have come up with that at 5.00 in the morning and probably not any other time :(.

Now I've worked out what you did, would it be safer to allow for more than one space each side of the at? (Which my attempt hadn't allowed for either.)

$datetime = StringRegExpReplace($datetime0,"(\d+)\.(\d+)\.(\d{4})\s+at\s+((\d{2}):(\d{2}):(\d{2}))","\3/\2/\1 \4")
Edited by martin

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Now I've worked out what you did, would it be safer to allow for more than one space each side of the at?

It certainly doesn't hurt (and it doesn't cost anything) ! :mellow:

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