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  • Clock Question

    Hi All

    I have a simple 12hr digital clock on my main menu form that is based on a variable called vc_curr_time.

    I want the font color to turn red after 4:00pm and then back to black after 5:00pm.

    When I go into Field Properties, Color Equation I see that I can enter a number of expressions to change the font color.

    The problem I am having is with building the expression.

    Can anyone advise how to best build this expression?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Clock Question

    Try

    between(ctime(vc_curr_time),cdate(date())+"160000000",cdate(date())+"165999999")
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Clock Question

      Hi Stan

      That expression gave me an invalid expression error.

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      • #4
        Re: Clock Question

        So your variable vc_curr_time is probably a character variable? What is a sample value it might hold?

        Likely you want

        between(ctime(ctodt(vc_curr_time)),cdate(date())+"160000000",cdate(date())+"165999999")
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Clock Question

          Yeah...It is a character variable.

          It is built as a Layout Variable and the code is vc_curr_time = ""

          And my form has the following ontimer event this:vc_curr_time.text = time("0h:0m AM")

          I've implemented the expression you provided me with. Since it in only 2:22pm where I am, can I change the time to 140000000 to see if the code works?

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          • #6
            Re: Clock Question

            Not going to work. You really don't have enough data in the variable for what I suggested.
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: Clock Question

              Stan

              Would something like this work?

              Var->vc_curr_time>"140000000"

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              • #8
                Re: Clock Question

                No. Your "current time" variable value is in the form "04:29 pm". Var->vc_curr_time>"140000000" isn't going to make the kind of comparison you want.

                I'll make some more suggestions tomorrow.
                There can be only one.

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