Newbie: strftime object error message

fuglyducky fuglyducky at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 20:25:03 CEST 2010


On Aug 16, 10:27 am, Mark Lawrence <breamore... at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.

Oh jeez!!! Thanks! Man...looking at this stuff for so long it's easy
to miss the obvious!!! Thanks and sorry for the waste of time.



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