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Formatting time

Alex Lord
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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 ?
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Zakaria AcharkiAnalyst Developer
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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 Developer
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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.

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okay so how do i do that ? moments is time span
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Hae? Time spans in MomentJS are called durations.
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How do you want this to be displayed
12:00:22
Or this
12:23:00
Howard BashSenior Software Engineer

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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.
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hmm, Howard's answer makes me think:

@Alex: Do you have a time, thus a Date, or a string?

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it only a string this time

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