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Increment by # days

  • Hi all. I am trying to convert a lot of my code snippets from the old system to Iguana.
    One was use to pass a date and an integer, and return a date that was incremented by that many days.

    I was trying with os.date and os.time, but I cannot simply increment the ‘day’ field in the lua data table returned.

    Any directions would be appreciated.

    Steve Ela
    Macro Helix / McKesson
    Software Developer / Integration Lead / Scrum Master

    Here’s an example you may find useful:

       local atime = os.ts.time({year=2019,month=1,day=1,hour=0,min=0,sec=0}) -- create epoch time
       local aweek = (60 * 60 * 24 * 7) -- # of seconds in a week
       local btime = atime + aweek -- add a week
       local adate = os.ts.date("%Y%m%d%H%M%S",btime) -- format epoch time to HL7 standard date/time
    

    Jeff Drumm ◊ VP and COO ◊ HICG, LLC. ◊ http://www.hicgrp.com

    Thanks. Saw some examples like that. Thought there would be an easier way, but guess not 🙂

    Steve Ela
    Macro Helix / McKesson
    Software Developer / Integration Lead / Scrum Master

    With some slight modification, got it working perfectly

    Steve Ela
    Macro Helix / McKesson
    Software Developer / Integration Lead / Scrum Master

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