Obsidian - 10 months ago 44

Javascript Question

I am trying to calculate the hours between two times.

Below is where I am currently but this code fails in two ways.

**1).** I need

`.Hours`

`time`

`3`

`-21`

`<input class="Time1" value="10:00" />`

<input class="Time2" value="12:00" />

<input class="Hours" value="0" />

`$(function () {`

function calculate() {

var hours = parseInt($(".Time2").val().split(':')[0], 10) - parseInt($(".Time1").val().split(':')[0], 10);

$(".Hours").val(hours);

}

$(".Time1,.Time2").change(calculate);

calculate();

});

http://jsfiddle.net/44NCk/

Answer

Easy way is if you get a negative value, add 24 hours to it and you should have your result.

```
var hours = parseInt($(".Time2").val().split(':')[0], 10) - parseInt($(".Time1").val().split(':')[0], 10);
// if negative result, add 24 hours
if(hours < 0) hours = 24 + hours;
```

Demo: http://jsfiddle.net/44NCk/1/

Getting the minutes as a decimal involves a bit more as you can see in thsi fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/44NCk/2/

```
function calculate() {
var time1 = $(".Time1").val().split(':'), time2 = $(".Time2").val().split(':');
var hours1 = parseInt(time1[0], 10),
hours2 = parseInt(time2[0], 10),
mins1 = parseInt(time1[1], 10),
mins2 = parseInt(time2[1], 10);
var hours = hours2 - hours1, mins = 0;
// get hours
if(hours < 0) hours = 24 + hours;
// get minutes
if(mins2 >= mins1) {
mins = mins2 - mins1;
}
else {
mins = (mins2 + 60) - mins1;
hours--;
}
// convert to fraction of 60
mins = mins / 60;
hours += mins;
hours = hours.toFixed(2);
$(".Hours").val(hours);
}
```

Source (Stackoverflow)