datetime string conversion error

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Mar 16 20:53:20 CET 2010


Jordan Apgar wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm trying to convert a string to a date time object and all my fields
> convert except for month which seems to default to january.
> 
> here's what I'm doing:
> date = "2010-03-16 14:46:38.409137"
>  olddate = datetime.strptime(date,"%Y-%m-%j %H:%M:%S.%f")
> 
> print date
> print olddate
> 
> I get:
> 2010-03-16 14:46:38.409137
> 2010-01-16 14:46:38.409137
> 
> notice the 01 in the second date from what I could tell everything is
> formatted correctly.
> 
The problem seems to be related to your use of "%j", which parses the
day of the year.

If I use "%d" instead, which parses the day of the month (I think that's
what you intended!), then the month comes out as 3 as expected.



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