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    TIME Field - Date picker still giving DATE and TIME


    I have a dialog with a time field. Field is textbox, type = time.

    Database is MYSQL and field is define as TIME field.

    Display format = time("0h:0m:am"

    I have Date/Time picker checked. Date Format set to 0h:0m:AM

    After user selects a TIME (date does not display in the dropdown), and hits submit,
    an SQL error is generated stating that data is in wrong format. It is placing the DATE in front, and it should ONLY be saving the TIME. So, upon saving, the INSERT has 04/28/2012 15:30:00 and should only be 15:30:00.

    Any ideas??? I only want TIME recorded into that field, not the date.

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      Re: TIME Field - Date picker still giving DATE and TIME

      Chris, I know nothing about MySQL but googled its TIME data type. The description I found suggests to me that its akin to the Alpha "ShortTime" data type, not Alpha's "Time" datatype. Can you safely test things if you change the field's data type to Short Time?


        Re: TIME Field - Date picker still giving DATE and TIME

        Thanks Tom. Yes, that is what I need actually. However, when I tell A5 to use the Time Picker, I want the user to see: 08:15 AM. I have the part correct. However, when it tries to save to the database, it tries to save it still as 08:15 AM, while mysql wants its in 24-hour format 08:15:00 (no am/pm).

        I Cannot figure how to get it to properly format for the database, while makign it easy to view for a non-24 hour person.


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            Re: TIME Field - Date picker still giving DATE and TIME

            Let's say they pick "02:30 PM"

            This can be expressed as seconds past midnight like this:

            ?toseconds("02:30 PM")
            = 52200

            Knowing the number of seconds past midnight you can convert it back to a short time
            formatted HH:MM:SS like this:

            = "14:30:00"

            And putting them both together you wind up with this:

            ?totime(toseconds("02:30 PM"),2,0)
            = "14:30:00"
            Will this work for you?


              Re: TIME Field - Date picker still giving DATE and TIME

              Ugh, Tom, thank you for the reply.. I replied yesterday via my cell phone but apparently it didn't go thru.

              That would be perfectly fine, but I'm not sure how that would store it in mysql as hh:mm:ss but display hh:mm am/pm

              I don't know what settings to set.



                Re: TIME Field - Date picker still giving DATE and TIME


                You are changing the question (again), or we're not communicating. I'll stand aside and let others chime in.

                When you get around to testing what I've suggested thus far let us know what you get.

                -- tom


                  Re: TIME Field - Date picker still giving DATE and TIME

                  Tom, I apologize for frustrating you, and the not being able to communicate part... As my last reply said, that would work perfect, but I don't know how to implement what you told me... I'm really new to A5, and as much as I've learned in 3 weeks, there is a lot of areas I'm not sure what goes where.

                  Where does the ?totime(toseconds("02:30 PM",2,0) go in the time field to tell A5 to save it to MySQL as such?

                  Again, I'm sorry for any miscommunication.