Can anyone suggest a date peocedure...

Gary Herron gherron at islandtraining.com
Fri Jul 11 02:18:09 CEST 2008


RV wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 13:39:29 -0700, Gary Herron
> <gherron at islandtraining.com> wrote:
>
>
>   
>> The datetime module has what you need.
>>
>> It has methods (with examples) on building a datetime object from a 
>> string, and it has a object named timedelta, and the ability to subtract 
>> a timedelta from a time.
>>
>> For instance, the time right now and the time exactly one day ago:
>>
>>     
>>>>> from datetime import *
>>>>> datetime.today()
>>>>>           
>> datetime.datetime(2008, 7, 10, 13, 38, 48, 279539)
>>     
>>>>> datetime.today()-timedelta(1)
>>>>>           
>> datetime.datetime(2008, 7, 9, 13, 38, 50, 939580)
>>
>>
>> Gary Herron
>>     
>
> Thanks Gary!   This works great.  Now all I need to know is how to
> plug the date into the datetime object from a string.
>   

Use
   *strptime*( date_string, format)

The format argument uses %-fields to describe how to pull data out of 
the date_string.
It uses the same set of %-fields as the time modules strftime function

Gary Herron


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