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Parse Duration data type in Java.

  • Answer ID 1145
  • Published 09/12/2007 05:40 PM
  • Updated 10/20/2013 06:41 AM
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There is no data wrapper type in the eBay JAVA SDK nor in javax.xml, how can I parse the Duration value returned in GetItem call?

Detailed Description

    The Item TimeLeft element is represented in the standard Duration ISO 8601 format : PnYn MnDTnH nMnS. In JAVA SDK the property is returned in ItemType.getTimeLeft() getter in the object of org.apache.axis.types.Duration type.

   To parse the value, you just simply call the getTimeLeft() getter of the ItemType object directly as  :

   String itemID ="";
   ItemType item = new ItemType(new ItemIDType(itemID));


   System.out.println("Time Left :  [ D"+item.getTimeLeft().getDays() +" H" +item.getTimeLeft().getHours()+ " M" +item.getTimeLeft().getMinutes() + " ]" );

  The output of the above code snippet are :


  Time Left : [ D6 H23 M38 ]

Version Info

The code example above was based on the versions specified below:

API Schema Version 529

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