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Pervasive Time data field

Pervasive Time data field

Pervasive Time data field

I'm not sure if this a pervasive feature but here it goes.
My company bought this application which uses pervasive as the backend. In the database one of the fields is a TIME field. But when I use Pervasive Control Center to examine the tables, some of the TIME Fields are saved as 7-digits numbers, i.e. "3352919" .
Is this how pervasive saved TIME fields ? If so, does anyone knows how to convert this number into a normal time fields, i.e "12:02 PM" ?


RE: Pervasive Time data field

Is the field defined as "Time" in the table (right click on the table as select "Edit Table Design")? Are some of the rows showing a correct time?  If so, check out the application that's creating the data. Make sure it's giving the proper data to Pervasvie.

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RE: Pervasive Time data field

The time field is 4 bytes in length where four integers represents the following:
Hour is byte 4
Minute is byte 3
Second is byte 2
Hundredths of second is byte 1

So if a program reads this as a 4 byte integer then you will have a value that represents a long integer.  For example this number represents this time.
 287252224 = 17:31:31

Hope that helps.


RE: Pervasive Time data field

thanks guys for you quik responses.
WE just contacted the vendor and they will send us the information about how they populate their TIME fields.

RE: Pervasive Time data field

Here is the answer that I got from the vendor:

7 digit number = (Hours * 360000) + (Minutes * 6000) + (Seconds * 100).


Time: 09:18:50 (HH:MM:SS)
Number = 09 * 360000 + 18 * 6000 + 50 *100                  = 3353000

        Number = 7 digit long number = 3352919
        Hour    = Hours (HH from HH:MM:SS)
        Min     = Minutes (MM from HH:MM:SS
        Sec     = Seconds (SS from HH:MM:SS)

Steps to convert this number into actual time format.

1. Hour = Integer (Number / 360000)

Hour = Integer (3352919 / 360000) = 09

2. Number = Number - Hour * 360000

Number = 3352919 - 09 * 360000 = 112919

3. Min = Integer (Number / 6000)

Min = Integer (112919 / 6000) = 18

4. Number = Number - Min * 6000

Number = 112919  - 18 * 6000 = 4919

5. Sec = Integer (Number / 100)

Sec = Integer (4919/ 100) = 49

      Hour:Min:Sec = 09:18:49

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