timeInput: Create a time input

View source: R/input-time.R

timeInputR Documentation

Create a time input


Creates a time widget that consists of separate numeric inputs for the hours, minutes, and seconds. The input and output values of the time widget are instances of DateTimeClasses, these can be converted to and from character strings with strptime and strftime. Additionally, the input can be specified as a character string in the 'hh:mm:ss' format or an hms class. For a simple example app see shinyTimeExample.


timeInput(inputId, label, value = NULL, seconds = TRUE, minute.steps = NULL)



The input slot that will be used to access the value.


Display label for the control, or NULL for no label.


The desired time value. Must be a instance of DateTimeClasses.


Show input for seconds. Defaults to TRUE.


Round time to multiples of minute.steps (should be a whole number). If not NULL sets seconds to FALSE.


Returns a POSIXlt object, which can be converted to a POSIXct object with as.POSIXct for more efficient storage.

See Also

strptime, strftime, DateTimeClasses

Other shinyTime functions: shinyTimeExample(), updateTimeInput()


## Only run examples in interactive R sessions
if (interactive()) {

ui <- fluidPage(
  # Default value is 00:00:00
  timeInput("time1", "Time:"),

  # Set to current time
  timeInput("time2", "Time:", value = Sys.time()),

  # Set to custom time
  timeInput("time3", "Time:", value = strptime("12:34:56", "%T")),

  # Set to custom time using hms
  timeInput("time4", "Time:", value = hms::as_hms("23:45:07")),

  # Set to custom time using character string
  timeInput("time5", "Time:", value = "21:32:43"),

  # Use hh:mm format
  timeInput("time6", "Time:", seconds = FALSE),

  # Use multiples of 5 minutes
  timeInput("time7", "Time:", minute.steps = 5)

shinyApp(ui, server = function(input, output) { })

shinyTime documentation built on Aug. 20, 2022, 1:08 a.m.