Edit: After I posted this I realized if you click on the header for the date relation you can choose to show time as well, which is great! However I’d like to keep my post for the time picker request, as well as the request for having a more complex/flexible way to specify “moments” and durations.
I’d like to be able to add a Time or Duration relation which is not just numeric. It should limit the value to a valid time (ex. 13:12) or duration (ex. 2h 41m 1s) value, with a picker. Basically the same way Date works, but for time and duration.
I did search for this in the forum, but couldn’t find it. It seems like the kind of thing someone would have asked for before though… If that’s the case please let me know!
Ideally I’d like to be able to have a more general “flexible” type of relation for temporal relations, which potentially contains all possible measures of time (CENTURY/DECADE/YEAR/MONTH/DAY/HOUR/MINUTE/SECOND), and would allow me to choose what parts of the time/duration I want to include in my object type.
Some examples for date (which should really be called “Moment” or something like this):
- if I just want a simple date, I’d pick HOUR:MINUTE
- if I want to mention a historical event broadly, I might pick YEAR
. If I want to add when an event would happen, I might want YEAR/MONTH/DAY/HOUR:MINUTE
Same for duration:
- if I’m talking about geological timeframes, I could pick CENTURIES
- if I’m just measuring a running sprint, I might just want SECONDS
- someone might go crazy and want to be able to specify duration from CENTURY all the way to SECONDS
Note this would essentially mean that the traditional Date and Time relation types would be achieved by this single type of relation called “Moment”.
Anyway, I digress. I’d be happy with a simple time and duration picker.