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{html_select_time}

{html_select_time} is a custom function that creates time dropdowns for you. It can display any or all of hour, minute, second and meridian.

The time attribute can have different formats. It can be a unique timestamp, a string of the format YYYYMMDDHHMMSS or a string that is parseable by PHP's strtotime().

Attribute Name Type Required Default Description
prefix string No Time_ What to prefix the var name with
time timestamp, DateTime, mysql timestamp or any string parsable by strtotime(), arrays as produced by this function if field_array is set. No current timestamp What date/time to pre-select. If an array is given, the attributes field_array and prefix are used to identify the array elements to extract hour, minute, second and meridian from.
display_hours boolean No TRUE Whether or not to display hours
display_minutes boolean No TRUE Whether or not to display minutes
display_seconds boolean No TRUE Whether or not to display seconds
display_meridian boolean No TRUE Whether or not to display meridian (am/pm)
use_24_hours boolean No TRUE Whether or not to use 24 hour clock
minute_interval integer No 1 Number interval in minute dropdown
second_interval integer No 1 Number interval in second dropdown
hour_format string No %02d What format the hour label should be in (sprintf)
hour_value_format string No %20d What format the hour value should be in (sprintf)
minute_format string No %02d What format the minute label should be in (sprintf)
minute_value_format string No %20d What format the minute value should be in (sprintf)
second_format string No %02d What format the second label should be in (sprintf)
second_value_format string No %20d What format the second value should be in (sprintf)
field_array string No n/a Outputs values to array of this name
all_extra string No null Adds extra attributes to select/input tags if given
hour_extra string No null Adds extra attributes to select/input tags if given
minute_extra string No null Adds extra attributes to select/input tags if given
second_extra string No null Adds extra attributes to select/input tags if given
meridian_extra string No null Adds extra attributes to select/input tags if given
field_separator string No \n String printed between different fields
option_separator string No \n String printed between different options of a field
all_id string No null Adds id-attribute to all select/input tags if given
hour_id string No null Adds id-attribute to select/input tags if given
minute_id string No null Adds id-attribute to select/input tags if given
second_id string No null Adds id-attribute to select/input tags if given
meridian_id string No null Adds id-attribute to select/input tags if given
all_empty string No null If supplied then the first element of any select-box has this value as it's label and as it's value. This is useful to make the select-boxes read Please select for example.
hour_empty string No null If supplied then the first element of the hour's select-box has this value as it's label and as it's value. This is useful to make the select-box read Please select an hour for example.
minute_empty string No null If supplied then the first element of the minute's select-box has this value as it's label and as it's value. This is useful to make the select-box read Please select an minute for example.
second_empty string No null If supplied then the first element of the second's select-box has this value as it's label and as it's value. This is useful to make the select-box read Please select an second for example.
meridian_empty string No null If supplied then the first element of the meridian's select-box has this value as it's label and as it's value. This is useful to make the select-box read Please select an meridian for example.

Example 150. {html_select_time}


{html_select_time use_24_hours=true}

  

At 9:20 and 23 seconds in the morning the template above would output:


<select name="Time_Hour">
<option value="00">00</option>
<option value="01">01</option>
... snipped ....
<option value="08">08</option>
<option value="09" selected>09</option>
<option value="10">10</option>
... snipped ....
<option value="22">22</option>
<option value="23">23</option>
</select>
<select name="Time_Minute">
<option value="00">00</option>
<option value="01">01</option>
... snipped ....
<option value="19">19</option>
<option value="20" selected>20</option>
<option value="21">21</option>
... snipped ....
<option value="58">58</option>
<option value="59">59</option>
</select>
<select name="Time_Second">
<option value="00">00</option>
<option value="01">01</option>
... snipped ....
<option value="22">22</option>
<option value="23" selected>23</option>
<option value="24">24</option>
... snipped ....
<option value="58">58</option>
<option value="59">59</option>
</select>
<select name="Time_Meridian">
<option value="am" selected>AM</option>
<option value="pm">PM</option>
</select>

  

See also $smarty.now, {html_select_date} and the date tips page.

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