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# String Manipulation and maths

Posted on 2006-11-16
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I have a result passed to me as a result of an sql query it is a string.

the string for example would be 03 02:45:00

This represents the duration of a trip.

I need to be able to perform some maths on this string in seperate sections......

I need the first two digits in the string to be *24 then *6 and return a value i then the next 2 digit to be *6 and added to the first value, finally i need the next two digits to be /10 then added to the total, the last two digits are to be ignored.

eg.,..03 02:45:00 would be ((03*24)*6)+(02*6)+(45/10) giving me and end result of 448

Could anyone help me with some pointers for Visual Basic code to do this?
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Question by:dr_dudd

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sirbounty earned 250 total points
I'm not really sure I follow what you're trying to accomplish, but this seems to arrive at the same value.

Dim intData As Integer
Dim strData as String
strData = "03 02:45:00"
intData = (CInt(Left(strdata, 2)) * 24 * 6) + (CInt(Mid(strdata, 4, 2)) * 6) + (CInt(Mid(strdata, 7, 2)) / 10)
Msgbox intData
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amiableansari earned 250 total points

hi this will do this

Dim str As String
str = "03 02:45:00"

Dim strarr() As String
Dim strarr2() As String

'' first split on space
strarr = Split(str, " ")
'' then split on :
strarr2 = Split(strarr(1), ":")

Dim result As Integer

result = ((CInt(strarr(0)) * 24) * 6) + (CInt(strarr2(0)) * 6) + (CInt(strarr2(1)) / 10)

Debug.Print result
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Worked it out myself :-P

Dim days As String
Dim daysint As Integer
Dim hours As String
Dim hoursint As Integer
Dim minutes As String
Dim minutesint As Integer
Dim length As Integer

days = .GetString(2)
daysint = days.Substring(0, 2)
daysint = (daysint * 24) * 6
hours = .GetString(2)
hoursint = hours.Substring(3, 2)
hoursint = (hoursint * 6)
minutes = .GetString(2)
minutesint = minutes.Substring(6, 2)
minutesint = (minutesint / 10)
length = daysint + hoursint + minutesint

Could a moderator please close the question.
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It helps if you identify in a non-coding-language-specific topic which language you're using.
By declaring that youw were using visual basic, it was assumed, that you meant vb6.

"Could a moderator please close the question."

Moderators don't continually monitor threads, you need to post such a request in http:/Community_Support/
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Just click split points and divide them between the comments that were actual answers, CS has lots to do
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