Solved

How to convert military time to standard time?

Posted on 2004-09-11
8
25,368 Views
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
What's an easy way to convert military time to standard time examples:

2115  = 9:15 pm
0051 = 00:51 am
1734 = 5:34 pm
0912 = 9:12 am

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:rkckjk
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 12035581
strStandardTime = Format$(Left$(strMilitaryTime,2) & ":" & Right$(strMilitaryTime,2), "Medium Time")
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:rkckjk
ID: 12035610
All I get is the following

:


0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Tomlinson earned 125 total points
ID: 12035614
Option Explicit

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim milTimes As Variant
    Dim stdTime As Date
    Dim milTime As String
    Dim curMilTime As Variant
   
    milTime = "2115,0051,1734,0912"
    milTimes = Split(milTime, ",")
    For Each curMilTime In milTimes
        stdTime = militaryToStandardTime(curMilTime)
        Debug.Print curMilTime & " = " & stdTime
    Next
End Sub

Private Function militaryToStandardTime(ByVal militaryTime As String) As Date
    Dim n As Date
    Dim curDateTime As String
    Dim strHour As String
    Dim strMinute As String
    Dim ampm As String
   
    strHour = Left(militaryTime, 2)
    strMinute = Right(militaryTime, 2)
    If Val(strHour) > 12 Then
        strHour = CStr(Val(strHour) - 12)
        ampm = "PM"
    Else
        ampm = "AM"
        If strHour = "00" Then
            strHour = "12"
        End If
    End If
   
    n = Now()
    curDateTime = Day(n) & "/" & Month(n) & "/" & Year(n) & " " & strHour & ":" & strMinute & " " & ampm
    If IsDate(curDateTime) Then
        militaryToStandardTime = CDate(curDateTime)
    End If
End Function
0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 12036078
What was the value of  your?

strMilitaryTime.

If it is not in the format of the string that you said that it would be, then the procedure won't work.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:rkckjk
ID: 12036216
Your method would have worked I just tested it wrong. My mistake. I don't know if you can get the points since I already accepted another answer.

Sorry
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 12036314
The difference betwen our two solutions is that I create a Date out of the military time while, GrahamSkan's method returns a string representing the military time in standard format.

To get the points changed you can post a request here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

Be sure to give a link back this question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_21127517.html

Regards,

Idle_Mind
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 12037303
rkckjk,

Don't bother to change the points. I just got all the points by mistake on another question. We can't actually do anything with them and anyway, Idle_Mind's solution was far more comprehensive.
0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction I needed to skip over some file processing within a For...Next loop in some old production code and wished that VB (classic) had a statement that would drop down to the end of the current iteration, bypassing the statements that were c…
Most everyone who has done any programming in VB6 knows that you can do something in code like Debug.Print MyVar and that when the program runs from the IDE, the value of MyVar will be displayed in the Immediate Window. Less well known is Debug.Asse…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question