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Integer to String data type conversion in JSL

senatorx

Community Trekker

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Jun 12, 2012

Hi, This is my first post in the forums.

I am attempting to concatenate a number to a string for the purpose of saving a timestamp to an image name like so:

ChartName <<  save picture ("file_name" || "date" || ".png", png);

However, JSL will not allow the date information to be concatenated because it is an integer and not a string.

I gather datetime information  using

yyyy = year(today());

hh = hour(today());

and so on which returns integer data types.

Is there a way to convert the integer datetime information to strings so that they can be concatenated with the string for the file name?  I did not see any information in the scripting guide on data type conversions.

Thanks.

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pmroz

Super User

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Jun 23, 2011

Solution

You need to remove the double quotes around timeString, as it's a variable:

currentTime = today();

timeString = format(currentTime, "yyyy-mm-dd");

ChartName <<  save picture ("file_name" || timeString || ".png", png);

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senatorx

Community Trekker

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Jun 12, 2012

I figured it out from reading another post.

currentTime = today();

timeString = format(currentTime, "yyyy-mm-dd");

ChartName <<  save picture ("file_name" || "timeString" || ".png", png);


pmroz

Super User

Joined:

Jun 23, 2011

Solution

You need to remove the double quotes around timeString, as it's a variable:

currentTime = today();

timeString = format(currentTime, "yyyy-mm-dd");

ChartName <<  save picture ("file_name" || timeString || ".png", png);