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how to compare times in javascript...?

Posted on 2003-03-12
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Hi...

Can anyone tell me how to program the following problem?

E.g
1st time: 1:00  PM
2nd time: 11:00 AM

The 2nd time is not supposed to be less than 1:00PM. How to compare the times and validate to ensure that the 1st time is before the 2nd time?

Hoping to hear from u soon....

Thanks,
StrawBerry

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by:avner
ID: 8119022
parse out the : and compare the num :

function compareTime(time1,time2)
{
var iTime1=parseInt(time1.split(":").join(""));
var iTime2=parseInt(time2.split(":").join(""));
if (iTime1>iTime2) alert('error !!!');


}
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Ichitaka earned 80 total points
ID: 8119264
Use this:

if (dateA.getTime() > dateB.getTaime()){
 alert("A > B");
}

N.B. If dateA & dateB aren't date object, make it date with:

var dateA = new Date("01/01/2000 01:00 PM");
var dateB = new Date("01/01/2000 11:00 AM");
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by:StrawBerry
ID: 9143800
Dear guys,

so sorry, haven't been logging onto the Experts-Exchange... Was very busy with projects at hand.

Anyway, either of your code worked: it's excellent piece of code, thanks!!!

Let me see if can spilt into points for u both, otherwise, have to make a decision on whose code is... slightly better.. Hmm

Best Regards,
StrawBerry
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