Checking for valid date input and convert appropriately

Ferrous Cranus nikos.gr33k at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 05:34:22 CET 2013


Τη Παρασκευή, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2013 2:57:03 π.μ. UTC+2, ο χρήστης Michael Ross έγραψε:
> On Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:12:40 +0100, Ferrous Cranus <nikos.gr33k at gmail.com>  
> wrote:

> > Please i have been trying hours for this:

> Don't do that: Spending hours on being stuck. Take a break. Call it a  
> 
> night.
> 
> Brain needs time to unstick itself.

> Besides:

> >>> from datetime import date

> >>> entry='31 03 2013'

> >>> day, month, year = int(entry[:2]), int(entry[3:5]), int(entry[6:])
> 
> 
> 
> >>> mydate=date(year,month,day)

> >>> mydate.strftime('%Y-%m-%d')
> 
> '2013-03-31'

Tis seems very nice solution but also we need to check the user input for validity. What if the user entered: 29 15 2013 ?

i tried to use your method applying some date validation check but that also failed for me:

try:
       if( datetime.strptime(date, '%d m% %Y') ):
	    day, month, year = int(date[:2]), int(date[3:5]), int(date[6:])
            date = date(year, month, day)
	    date = date.strftime('%Y-%m-%d')
except:
        print "....."
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Isn't method strptime check the user input for validity?



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