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DateTime milliseconds rounding

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DateTime milliseconds rounding

Hi,  I'm hoping there is someone who may have a solution to my problem.

I have a SQL database column ActionDateTime (datetime) with the following value: 


The value displayed on the website is :


When I verify the ActionDateTime   ( website table vs database table)


dateActioned = aqConvert.DateTimeToFormatStr(Qry3.FieldByName("ActionDateTime").Value, "%d/%m/%Y %H:%M");

aqObject.CheckProperty(Table.rows.item(rowIdx).cells.item(3), "innerText", cmpEqual, dateActioned);



The seconds/milliseconds    59.623  has rounded up, causing the minutes also to be rounded up.


How can I get the hours:minutes without the rounding?







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I would convert it with this format  "%d/%m/%Y %H:%M%S" and then take a substring of the result with 



(I guessed at the 15 parameter, it's supposed to be the last character that you want out of the old string.  You many need to change that one.)

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Hi Marsha,

I modified the code:

dateActioned = aqConvert.DateTimeToFormatStr(Qry3.FieldByName("ActionDateTime").Value, "%d/%m/%Y %H:%M%S");
Log.Message("dateActioned: " + dateActioned );


dateActioned: 26/11/2020 10:5800


As you can see the rounding has occurred during the format ( should be 10:5759 ) so the milliseconds ( 623) has caused the seconds to round up and then the minutes to round up also.

If there was a format code for the milliseconds portion of the datetime then I think there could be a viable solution using the substring to truncate them from the string.



Consider .GetHours() and .GetMinutes() methods of aqDateTime object to get just hours and minutes and combine obtained values with the date and format as required.

Or convert the value obtained from the database to string and get a substring excluding everything after minutes.


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Thank you for involving, Marsha and Alex!


@mbeckham did the advice help?

Sonya Mihaljova
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