time_ampmto24 - Lasso 8 custom tag converts a time with an AM/PM designation to 24-hour time
The project time_ampmto24 and its source files are hosted on GitHub.
[time_ampmto24] converts a time with an AM/PM designation to 24-hour time. This tag accepts a time formatted as hh:mm AM|PM, and converts the time to hh:mm:ss 24-hour time format. This makes it easy to write the value to a database.
Programmers needlessly make it awkward to enter times into forms, especially when the time is broken into three select menus (hours, minutes, am/pm). Some programmers are lazy and trust users to enter a time in a "correct" format, but that leads to user errors. To mitigate the user interface issue, I use the jQuery plugin, Time Entry.
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<p>[time_ampmto24('07:00 AM')]</p> <p>[time_ampmto24('07:00 PM')]</p> <p>[time_ampmto24('07:00PM')]</p>
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=> 07:00:00 19:00:00 Value is not in the proper time format of "hh:mm AP".
Instructions for installing time_ampmto24 are in the demo file time_ampmto24_demo/index.lasso.
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