Convert String object to Time


#1

Hi

I have a time value coming in as a string from another program and I
want to convert it to time class and then to regular time attaching AM
or PM on the end. This is what I have tried.

servertime = “13:05”
servertime.Time
servertime.strftime("%p") #<-this gives a no method error for strftime

I was thinking that if I convert it to time just like using the time
class demonstarted below that it would work the same for a time value.
However it doesn’t. Do you know what I am doing wrong? Thanks -M

t = Time.now
t.strftime(“I%:%M%p”)


#2

On Dec 29, 2008, at 5:13 PM, Mmcolli00 Mom wrote:

I was thinking that if I convert it to time just like using the time
class demonstarted below that it would work the same for a time value.
However it doesn’t. Do you know what I am doing wrong? Thanks -M

t = Time.now
t.strftime(“I%:%M%p”)

You want to look at Time.parse

servertime = Time.parse(“13:05”)

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#3

On Dec 29, 11:37 pm, Rob B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

servertime = “13:05”
You want to look at Time.parse

servertime = Time.parse(“13:05”)

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
removed_email_address@domain.invalid

servertime = Time.parse(“13:05”).strftime("%I:%M %p")

P.S.
Never trust the user input so be prepared for possible exceptions on
parsing the time string from server :wink:


#4

Thanks both of you! This was very helpful! -MC