Newbie: strftime object error message

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 16 19:27:21 CEST 2010


On 16/08/2010 17:47, fuglyducky wrote:
> I am trying to call a function with a couple additional parameters.
> Unfortunately, for whatever reason I am unable to get this to work. I
> am assuming that line is not passing correctly but I don't understand
> why???
>
> I can't share all of the code because it has IP in it but below are
> the pertinent snippets.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> ##################################################################################
>
> PY: 3.1.2
>
>
> FUNCTION CALL:
> text_file = open(file_name, "r")
> for line in text_file:
>      new_foo = pop_time(current_time, line)
> # current_time = datetime.datetime.now()
>
>
> FUNCTION:
> def pop_time(line, cur_time):

Look at the two arguments to pop_time, when you make the actual call 
they are swapped.

>      global new_string
>      global current_time
>
>
>      # Generate random time between 0 and 30 seconds
>      # Changes the time delta every time function is run
>      rand_time = random.randint(0, 30)
>      delta_time = datetime.timedelta(seconds=rand_time)
>
>      # Sets the time format for string output
>      format_time = cur_time.strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")
>
>
> ERROR MSG:
>      format_time = cur_time.strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")
> AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'strftime'
>
>
> NOTE: current_time prints within the function, line does not

HTH.

Mark Lawrence.





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