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# How to convert military time to standard time?

Posted on 2004-09-11
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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
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Question by:rkckjk
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Expert Comment

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

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All I get is the following

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Mike Tomlinson earned 125 total points
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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
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Expert Comment

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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.
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Author Comment

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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
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Expert Comment

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.

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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_21127517.html

Regards,

Idle_Mind
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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.
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