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Converting string into datetime

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We can convert a string containing a date and time into a datetime object using the datetime.strptime(~) method.

Converting a date string to a datetime object

from datetime import datetime
 
date_string = "19 March, 2020"
 
date_object = datetime.strptime(date_string, "%d %B, %Y")
 
print("date_object =", date_object)
print("type of date_object =", type(date_object))
date_object = 2020-03-19 00:00:00
type of date_object = <class 'datetime.datetime'>

The output clearly shows that date_object is a datetime object.

Converting a date and time string to a datetime object

from datetime import datetime
 
datetime_object = datetime.strptime('Jan 1 2020 3:50PM', '%b %d %Y %I:%M%p')
 
print("datetime_object =", datetime_object)
print("type of datetime_object =", type(datetime_object))
datetime_object = 2020-01-01 15:50:00
type of datetime_object = <class 'datetime.datetime'>

Note the resulting datetime object is timezone-naive.

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