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Convert a number to timespan in XSL

Posted on 2006-07-19
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Hello,

I am receiving an XML data island from a web application that I then convert to Microsoft Project XML via an xsl stylesheet I am creating.  One of the tags called "Duration" that the Microsoft Project requires is of type "timespan".  An acceptable entry for this is:

<Duration>PT80H0M0S</Duration>

Which I think corresponds to 10 days.  (At least that what my duration value is in MSProject.)

But anyway, in the data island I am receiving has the duration as just an integer, like 10,15, 20, etc in days.  How can I convert it to this type of format in my xsl sheet?  I don't really know what PT80H0M0S means.  

Thanks.
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by:owenli27
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I believe that Timespan is NET Framework type.
PT80H0M0S means 80 hours and 0 min and 0 secods.  The second char 'T' means TIME.

A example:
P2Y3M18DT10H0M20S is 2 years, 3 months, 18 days, 10 hours, 0 minutes, and 20 seconds.

if you get your "Duration" days as integer, it is very easy to convert it to Hours by times 24 and concatenate it with rest of string. Do you need XSL code for this?
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in case you need this line:  <xsl:value-of select="concat('PT', (text()*24), 'H0M0S')" />
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by:dentyne
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Hi Owen,

Thanks for the help.  I think this will do the trick.  
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