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Is there a way to format the vbLongTime without displaying the seconds?

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The code below returns the time from SQL Server database.

<%=FormatDateTime(rs("TimeCompleted"),vbLongTime)%>

I get: 12:47:00 PM

I would like: 12:47 PM

Thanks for your help.
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by:wrmichael
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Maybe

rs("TimeCompleted").toString("hh:mm")
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by:wrmichael
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Here is the msdn article on custom formats

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8kb3ddd4.aspx
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by:romsom
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I've tried it and this is the error I get:
Object doesn't support this property or method: 'toString'
Maybe because my page is written in Classic ASP
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by:Om Prakash
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you can use vbShortTime but it will give time in 24 hour format

one crude way is to trim :00 if seconds is always 00 in your database
replace(FormatDateTime(rs("TimeCompleted"),vbLongTime),":00","")
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I don't think you'd want to do a replace that way as 7:00:00 PM might look a bit odd.  It's no problem to trim it out though:
<script language="vbscript" runat="server">

function MyTimeFormat(v)
 
   dim c
    v = FormatDateTime(v, vbLongTime)
    c = instrrev(formatdatetime(v,vbLongTime), ":")
    if c > 0 then
        MyTimeFormat = left(v,c-1) & mid(v,c + 3)

    else
        MyTimeFormat = v
    end if
end function
</script>

<%= MyTimeFormat(rs("TimeCompleted")) %>

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Or use a regexp:
function MyTimeFormat(v)
    dim re
    v = FormatDateTime(v, vbLongTime)
    set re = new RegExp
    re.pattern = "(\d+:\d+):\d+"
    MyTimeFormat1 = re.replace(v, "$1")
end function

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by:clockwatcher
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I suppose if you included the trailing space in the replace, you'd be fine:

replace(FormatDateTime(rs("TimeCompleted"),vbLongTime),":00 "," ")

But it would only work if you always had 00 seconds in your field as om_prakash_p mentioned.
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by:wrmichael
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In classic asp then I think just format(string,"HH:MM") works well.
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by:romsom
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Both methods work for me, thank you very much for your help.
The seconds are always 00, so I don't need to display them
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by:wrmichael
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See this for vb6 style format that should work with classic asp

http://www.vb6.us/tutorials/formating-dates-and-times-vb6
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