Formatting time

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So i have this data coming from a table which is a time 00:03:22.

how can i format this in js to the user to be like 3min 22 seconds ?
Alex LordAsked:
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Zakaria AcharkiAnalyst DeveloperCommented:
I suggest to you the use of MomentJS Library that allows you to simply Parse, validate, manipulate, and display dates and times in JavaScript.
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Just a comment: don't mix time with time spans. They are different data types.

Your given data looks like time, but a formatting in minutes and seconds denotes a time span. E.g. 11:35:22 vs. 695min 22sec.
Alex LordAuthor Commented:
okay so how do i do that ? moments is time span
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Hae? Time spans in MomentJS are called durations.
Zakaria AcharkiAnalyst DeveloperCommented:
If you don't want to use any extra library you could use the following function :

function humanizeTime(time) {
  var timeParts = time.split(':');
  var hours = Number(timeParts[0]);
  var minutes = Number(timeParts[1]);
  var seconds = Number(timeParts[2]);
  var huminizedTime = [];

  if (hours > 0) {
    huminizedTime.push(hours + (hours > 1 ? ' Hours' : ' Hour'));
  if (minutes > 0) {
    huminizedTime.push(minutes + (minutes > 1 ? ' Minutes' : ' Minute'));
  if (seconds > 0) {
    huminizedTime.push(seconds + (seconds > 1 ? ' Seconds' : ' Second'));

  return huminizedTime.join(' ');

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So just pass your time as a string like :

humanizeTime('00:03:22'); //3 Minutes 22 Seconds

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NOTE : That will give you more flexibility to change the strings "Hour/Minute/Second" as in your question for example you want "3 min" instead of "3 Minutes" you could adjust it inside the function...

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Julian HansenCommented:
How do you want this to be displayed
Or this
Howard BashSenior Software EngineerCommented:
If you guarantee that the incoming format is hh:mm:ss then you could use the split function and build the string.  That would be the simpliest way ASSUMING the format is as stated.
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
hmm, Howard's answer makes me think:

@Alex: Do you have a time, thus a Date, or a string?
Alex LordAuthor Commented:
it only a string this time
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