How to add months to a date (datetime object)?
clp2 at rebertia.com
Sun Mar 15 18:46:53 CET 2009
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 10:28 AM, <tinnews at isbd.co.uk> wrote:
> I have a date in the form of a datetime object and I want to add (for
> example) three months to it. At the moment I can't see any very
> obvious way of doing this. I need something like:-
> myDate = datetime.date.today()
> inc = datetime.timedelta(months=3)
> myDate += inc
> but, of course, timedelta doesn't know about months.
Which makes some sense considering a month can range from 28-31 days,
which would make the delta oddly fuzzy.
Here's one approach:
myDate = datetime.date.today()
newYear = myDate.year
newMonth = myDate.month + 3
if newMonth > 12:
newYear += 1
newMonth -= 12
inThreeMonths = datetime.date(newYear, newMonth, myDate.day)
#add extra analogous logic if you have to deal with February or 31st days.
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