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coharness
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11 months ago
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Validate a time with allowance for seconds to be off

I have a label that reports the time and I am validating it. Usually it's ok, but sometimes the check is done a few seconds late, and so the label appears to be wrong. How could I allow for a few seconds to be wrong without it failing the test? I am using Javascript as my written scripts.

  • A simple solution would be to convert the time to Epoch, in seconds. If it's within the range of -/+2 seconds, then it's considered ok.

     

    Pseudocode,

    var reportTime = 1690908743
    ...
    var currentTime = getTimeStamp() // 1690908745
    if (reportTime >= (currentTime - 2)) and (reportTime <= (currentTime + 2)) {
      // reportTime is within range
    }

     

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  • rraghvani's avatar
    rraghvani
    Champion Level 3

    A simple solution would be to convert the time to Epoch, in seconds. If it's within the range of -/+2 seconds, then it's considered ok.

     

    Pseudocode,

    var reportTime = 1690908743
    ...
    var currentTime = getTimeStamp() // 1690908745
    if (reportTime >= (currentTime - 2)) and (reportTime <= (currentTime + 2)) {
      // reportTime is within range
    }