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Hi all,
I'm writing an application that lists tasks for users. These tasks have a follow up date of 24 hours. What would be the best way to check whether the time for following up on a task has expired?
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Do you have a timestamp?
If so, finding the expiration date should be trivial.
The millisecond formula for a day is - 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24
I use this for a lot of date calculation.
Get the date in milliseconds. This can be done with a regular java.util.Date() class. Figuring out how to convert your timestamp to a Date class is up to you since I don't have more to go on here. The actual method call is getTime().
Once you have the time in milliseconds, add the value of the above formula. That's your expiration date.
Now get the current time in milliseconds. This is as trivial as declaring a new Date() object and calling getTime(). Compare the values. If the current time is greater than the timestamp + 24 hours, then your task is over the limit.
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