Which is the best way to do this? (about save time data)


#1

I want to save the time that is needed to complete a task I would like
to save hours and minutes, after filling a form. So I need a select tag,
but I am not able to use select_time the way way I want. By default, it
gives me the present time, and I would like to have two selects that
begin with ‘00’.
After filling the gap, shoud I save this like a timestamp?

So I would like to know what is the best to use in the form and how to
save it. I’ll appreciate any help.


#2

I think that select_hour(0) and select_minute(0) it’s what I need. I
just want to save the time it’s needed to complete a task, so I only
need to select and hour and minutes. How should I save this? Like a
string or like a datetime? I think it would b better datetime, because I
want to search by this time. But then I think I should need to create a
datetable using two fields, select_hour and select_minute. Is it
correct?


#3

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 2:39 PM, John S. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

I want to save the time that is needed to complete a task I would like
to save hours and minutes, after filling a form. So I need a select tag,
but I am not able to use select_time the way way I want. By default, it
gives me the present time, and I would like to have two selects that
begin with ‘00’.
After filling the gap, shoud I save this like a timestamp?

So I would like to know what is the best to use in the form and how to
save it. I’ll appreciate any help.

Have you looked at select_hour and select_minute, specifically
select_hour(0) and select_minute(0)?

How it gets depends on what data you need. Do you know the date the task
was
started? Do you need to know the date the task was completed? Do you
just
need to know that for task “A” it was worked on for 3 hours and 10
minutes
(say)?

Cheers–

Charles


#4

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM, John S. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

I think that select_hour(0) and select_minute(0) it’s what I need. I
just want to save the time it’s needed to complete a task, so I only
need to select and hour and minutes. How should I save this? Like a
string or like a datetime? I think it would b better datetime, because I
want to search by this time. But then I think I should need to create a
datetable using two fields, select_hour and select_minute. Is it
correct?

As I said, this depends on what you are wanting to record. For me, if I
were
interested in something like “On this date I worked on task-1 for 3
hours
and 37 minutes, and task-2 for 2 hours and 7 minutes” I would be
recording
a date, and then I would convert “hours” and “minutes” to just minutes
(3
hours and 37 minutes = 217 minutes) and save the date and the total
minutes.
All of the Date, DateTime, and Time objects in ruby are related to a
calendar, i.e., the want a date and a specific time, not a date and a
duration, which seems to me what you are after. Make sense?

Cheers–

Charles


#5

Thanks for your help, Charles. I appreciate it.

What I want is the duration needed to complete a specific task. So when
I have a lot of tasks, I will be able to search tasks width its
durations is bigger that 2 hours and 10 minutes, for example. I don’t
care about days, monts of yearsM I only need the duration.
So, should I use a Datetime in order to make search easy?

Again, thanks a lot.

Charles J. wrote:

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM, John S. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

I think that select_hour(0) and select_minute(0) it’s what I need. I
just want to save the time it’s needed to complete a task, so I only
need to select and hour and minutes. How should I save this? Like a
string or like a datetime? I think it would b better datetime, because I
want to search by this time. But then I think I should need to create a
datetable using two fields, select_hour and select_minute. Is it
correct?

As I said, this depends on what you are wanting to record. For me, if I
were
interested in something like “On this date I worked on task-1 for 3
hours
and 37 minutes, and task-2 for 2 hours and 7 minutes” I would be
recording
a date, and then I would convert “hours” and “minutes” to just minutes
(3
hours and 37 minutes = 217 minutes) and save the date and the total
minutes.
All of the Date, DateTime, and Time objects in ruby are related to a
calendar, i.e., the want a date and a specific time, not a date and a
duration, which seems to me what you are after. Make sense?

Cheers–

Charles


#6

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 11:27 AM, John S. <
removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

Because you want a duration rather than a specific time, I would convert
hours and minutes to pure minutes and save that integer. That would make
the
searching easy and fast: @tasks = Task.find(:all, :order => :start_date,
:conditions => ‘duration >= 190’) or some such.

Cheers–

Charles