How to convert military time to standard time?

Posted on 2004-09-11
Medium Priority
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

Question by:Richard Kreidl
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 76

Expert Comment

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

Author Comment

by:Richard Kreidl
ID: 12035610
All I get is the following


LVL 86

Accepted Solution

Mike Tomlinson earned 500 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
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"
        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
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

LVL 76

Expert Comment

ID: 12036078
What was the value of  your?


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

Author Comment

by:Richard Kreidl
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.

LVL 86

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:

Be sure to give a link back this question:


LVL 76

Expert Comment

ID: 12037303

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.

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The debugging module of the VB 6 IDE can be accessed by way of the Debug menu item. That menu item can normally be found in the IDE's main menu line as shown in this picture.   There is also a companion Debug Toolbar that looks like the followin…
Background What I'm presenting in this article is the result of 2 conditions in my work area: We have a SQL Server production environment but no development or test environment; andWe have an MS Access front end using tables in SQL Server but we a…
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…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month17 days, 6 hours left to enroll

864 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