problem with dateutil

Gary Herron gherron at digipen.edu
Sat Feb 13 13:13:06 EST 2016


On 02/13/2016 09:58 AM, Tom P wrote:
> I am writing a program that has to deal with various date/time formats 
> and convert these into timestamps. It looks as if 
> dateutil.parser.parse should be able to handle about any format, but 
> what I get is:
>
> datetimestr = '2012-10-22 11:22:33'
> print(dateutil.parser.parse(datetimestr))
> result: datetime.datetime(2012, 10, 22, 11, 22, 33)
>
> However:
> datetimestr = '2012:10:22 11:22:33'
> print(dateutil.parser.parse(datetimestr))
> result: datetime.datetime(2016, 2, 13, 11, 22, 33)
>
> In other words, it's getting the date wrong when colons are used to 
> separate YYYY:MM:DD. Is there a way to include this as a valid format?
>

Yes, there is a way to specify your own format.  Search the datetime 
documentation for
     datetime.strptime(date_string, format)

Gary Herron

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Dr. Gary Herron
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