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TimeEasy ( mytime ; transtime )

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Steve Gerow, Abrazos Data Consulting
http://www.abrazosdata.com

Time auto-formatting with assumed AM & PM during normal working hours. Allows input of abbreviated numbers, i.e. 7 for 7:00 AM and 3 for 3:00 PM. Allows override by use of one letter, for instance 10p for 10:00 PM.

Sample Input:
10
1020p
833
Sample Output:
10:00 AM
10:20 PM
8:33 AM


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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Description:

4/13 - corrections for 3PM and entry of number 12

11/12 - updated to include legal time entry formats except Military time not allowed.

5/12 - updated for use in Time Field with OnObjectValidation trigger.

Useful for easy time entry in a time tracking system.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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Great function. Thanks!

Michael Phillips, New York, NY
April 22, 2009 11:26am

While the readbility might be champion, isn't the utilization of calc'functions somewhat meager:

The same behaviour could be written this way, owing tribute to typecasts....

Let(
[
tt =
Int(
Substitute(
Choose( Length( textfield ) - 1; "ç00"; "ç00"; "ç"; "ç" );
"ç";
textfield
)
);
ts = Case( Div( tt - 100; 1200 ); 100 + Mod( tt - 100; 1200 ); tt )
];
Replace( ts; Length( ts ) - 1; 0; ":" ) & " " &
Case(
Position( Lower( textfield ); "p"; 1; 1 );
"P";
Div( tt - 100; 1200 );
"P";
"A"
) & "M"
)

--sd

Søren Dyhr, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 19, 2010 5:01am

Just an FYI...if you use this and the user enters 3 PM or 3PM it results in 3:03 PM. I changed it to what's shown below and all works well.

Let ( [
raw = GetAsText ( mytime ) ;
rawtime = GetAsNumber ( raw) ;

inter =

Case ( Length ( rawtime ) = 1 ; rawtime & "00" ;
Case ( Length ( rawtime ) = 2 ; rawtime & "00" ;
Case ( Length ( rawtime ) ≥ 3 ; rawtime
))) ;

suffix = // allows override of assumed suffix, 10p becomes 10:00 PM
Case ( PatternCount ( Right ( mytime ; 2 ) ; "a" ) ; " AM" ;
Case ( PatternCount ( Right ( mytime ; 2 ) ; "p" ) ; " PM" ))
];


Case ( inter > 0 and inter < transtime ; Left ( inter ; 1 ) &":"& Right ( inter ; 2 ) & If ( not IsEmpty ( suffix ) ; suffix ; " PM" ) ;
Case ( inter ≥ transtime and inter < 1000 ; Left ( inter ; 1 ) &":"& Right ( inter ; 2 ) & If ( not IsEmpty ( suffix ) ; suffix ; " AM" ) ;
Case ( inter ≥ 1000 and inter < 1200 ; Left ( inter ; 2 ) &":"& Right ( inter ; 2 ) & If ( not IsEmpty ( suffix ) ; suffix ; " AM" ) ;
Case ( inter ≥ 1200 and inter < 1260 ; Left ( inter ; 2 ) &":"& Right ( inter ; 2 ) & If ( not IsEmpty ( suffix ) ; suffix ; " PM"
)))))
)

Nina, New York
November 29, 2012 11:14am

Søren Dyhr - solution is clean and simple, but with one bug. When entering '00' or '12' the AM and PM are reversed.

david, CA
April 22, 2013 2:36am

Søren Dyhr - 1145p does not work either

david, CA
April 22, 2013 8:42am

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