Can anyone suggest a date peocedure...

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com`
Fri Jul 11 02:21:52 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.
> 
> Ron
> 


I really shouldn't do this until you have put forth at least a little effort...


Type the following into the Python interpreter:

 >>>import datetime
 >>>help(datetime.datetime.strptime)

Help on built-in function strptime:

strptime(...)
     string, format -> new datetime parsed from a string (like time.strptime()).


Note: Looking in Python manual or Googling for time.strptime (to get proper 
format for YYYYMMDD)

dstr = "20070710"

dt = datetime.datetime.strptime(dstr, "%Y%m%d")

 >>>dt
datetime.datetime(2008, 7, 10, 0, 0)

-Larry



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