# Enter Time with setpoint?

Hi There,

deep in my mind i have the view that ist is possoble to Enter/Change a time value with setpoint. Idea is to have a setpoint that increases oder decreases a time value maybe by 15 minutes and this should be displayes linke: 12:30

Is that possible?

Thomas

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Found the solution:

Create a Number Item, Create a map file wich maps Value from 0 to 1439 to 00:00 upto 23:59, Create the setpoint with the mapping

Thats it.

Anyone a smarter simple solution?

Thomas

Hi
Did you implement the set time as descripted above? I think thats a good idea.
Can you post possibly an example of the implementation?
That would be very nice, thanks

Did that to control my christmas tree. I will see if i find the rules etc. and post them here, but that will take some time

You could try something like:

Item:

``````Number myClock
``````

Transformation (JS):

``````(function(i) {
var hours = Math.floor(i / 60);
var minutes = i % 60;

hours = (hours < 10) ? "0" + hours : hours;
minutes = (minutes < 10) ? "0" + minutes : minutes;

return hours + ":" + minutes;
})(input)
``````

Sitemap:

``````Setpoint item=myClock label="Clock [JS(numberToClock.js):%s]" minValue=0 maxValue=1425 step=15
``````

In BasicUI, this works fine. But unfortunately, in the iOS app the transformation on a Setpoint item doesnâ€™t work: it just shows you the number instead of the time (hh:mm). Related issue that is already reported for that is:

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This is much more elegant than my solution with a map

Thanks!
Though I have no immediate use for it, I entered it in my OH anyway, just in case I need it.
I saw that in the android app, it works fine, albeit that the â€śchoice wheelâ€ť shows the untransformed numbers, the outcome though shows time formatted numbers.
Not sure how easy it is to use it as a specific time, but Iâ€™ ll cross that bridge when I get there. For now, a big thanks

Works perfect thanks! Works on iPhone now too (am running OH2.5)

Good but how convert now.getHourOfDay()

I need rule like this:
if (now.getHourOfDay()==Testclock.state)
{
}

First, you would have to decide when to run your rule.

A more efficient approach is to run a completely different kind of rule, when your test Item changes, perhaps also at each midnight etc. That rule can calculate when you want the thing to happen, and set up a timer for that target time.

I know all code:
rule â€śtestâ€ť
when Time cron â€ś0 */5 * ? * *â€ť // Every 5 minutes
then
if (now.getHourOfDay()==Testclock.state)
{