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Python string to datetime Code Example

Last Updated on Wednesday 5th Oct 2022


  • The meaning of is str+ parse+ time, to convert the string into a time format

Example 1

					from datetime import datetime
now =
print(now) # 2021-07-18 12:04:53.157482

  • DateTime is a module. The DateTime module also contains a DateTime class

  • To obtain a specified date and time, to specify a certain date and time.

Example 2

					from datetime import datetime

dt = datetime(2020, 6, 22, 12, 20)  # datetime created with the specified date and time


strftime: datetime to string

Example 3

					from datetime import datetime
now =
year = now.strftime("%Y")
print("year:", year)
month = now.strftime("%m")
print("month:", month)
day = now.strftime("%d")
print("day:", day)
time = now.strftime("%H:%M:%S")
print("time:", time)
date_time = now.strftime("%Y/%m/%d, %H:%M:%S")
print("date and time:",date_time)


The Above Code Outputs the

					year: 2021
month: 07
day: 18
time: 12:11:13
date and time: 2021/07/18, 12:11:13