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# convert minutes to houre minutes javascript or asp

Posted on 2008-10-26
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I have recently developed a time log which tracks time worked for a week. My problem is at the end of week time can be up or down i.e -15 min or 125. I need a way to convert the minutes to display as HH:MM
weather the time  IS - OR +. I have tries doing the conversion in SQL USING CONVERT OR CAST, problems arise when the time goes to negative. I am currently showing minutes only as <%=(Recordset1.Fields.Item("remaining").Value)%>
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Question by:Camnoc
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Try showing minutes this way:
(I added some variebles you might need Dim TotalMinutes, hours, minutes somewhere above this code)
``````<%
TotalMinutes = Recordset1.Fields.Item("remaining").Value
hours = cint(abs(TotalMinutes) / 60)
minutes = abs(totalminutes) - (hours*60)
if TotalMinutes < 0 then response.Write " - "
response.Write right("0" & hours, 2) & ":" & abs(minutes)

%>
``````
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Author Comment

ID: 22807055
Hi
Thank you for responding so fast.
Seems to work well if the result is < + or -1 hour . When the total minutes  are > + OR - I hour the result is not correct??? Example 90 Min shows 2:30??
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bluV11t earned 500 total points
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Sorry, used wrong function to get integer part of hours:

hours = Int(abs(TotalMinutes) / 60)
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 31510078
Thank you very much.
This is fantastic.
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