Solved

compare two timevalues using php windows (without strptime)

Posted on 2011-02-28
6
375 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
compare these two time values

P2DT16H38M54S


P2DT16H38M56S



if ($first>$second) do something


Can not
Parse the values using strptime function.
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.strptime.php 
because
Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.


0
Comment
Question by:rgb192
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35001409
Did you look at the comments under the function definition ?
Doesn't any of the fit ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:rgb192
ID: 35001470
i checked comments under function definition and none fit


maybe it needs a string replace

P2DT16H2M40S
sometimes there is 1digit
(2minutes)
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35001539
Could you explain some string format to date as I'm not familiar with it ? We could work on that maybe fitting the regular expressions ?
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:rgb192
ID: 35001581
P2DT16H2M40S

P-> I dont know
DT->Days
H->Hours
M->Minutes
S->Seconds
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Lukasz Chmielewski earned 500 total points
ID: 35004376
Take a look at this:

<?php
    $var1 = "P2DT16H38M54S";
    $var2 = "P2DT16H38M56S";
    
    echo"date1: $var1<br />date2: $var2<br />";
        
    $date1 = implode("",preg_split("/[a-zA-Z]/",$var1));
    $date2 = implode("",preg_split("/[a-zA-Z]/",$var2));    
    
    //print_r($date1);
    //print_r($date2);
    
    if($date1 <= $date2){
        echo"date1 less or equal than date2";
    }else{
        echo"date2 less than date1";
    }
?>

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rgb192
ID: 35007525
Thanks,

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_26855251.html

I have a similar question
ebay gives time left in the format

P2DT16H2M40S
P20DT6H2M4S

P-> I dont know
DT->Days
H->Hours
M->Minutes
S->Seconds
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

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

I imagine that there are some, like me, who require a way of getting currency exchange rates for implementation in web project from time to time, so I thought I would share a solution that I have developed for this purpose. It turns out that Yaho…
This article discusses how to implement server side field validation and display customized error messages to the client.
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

734 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