How to change the format of date in Python
In this tutorial, we will see how we can change the format of data in Python in cool and easy ways.
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To change the format of time and date in Python, firstly we must import the datetime module as shown below :
After importing the Python datetime module we must give the input of time of date in any variable
Here I considered it as date_input and the input is given in the format YYYYMMDD
date_input = '20190707' datetimeobject = datetime.strptime(date_input,'%Y%m%d')
Now we will convert the date_input into a new format. The new format of date must be saved in another variable say new_format.
The new format of date is DD-MM-YYYY
Here in the below piece of code strptime is a keyword which provides various functions of time and date
new_format = datetimeobject.strftime('%m-%d-%Y') print(new_format)
Now we will convert the date_input into another new format. This new format of date must be saved in another variable say new_format_1.
The new format of date is DD/MM/YYYY
new_format_1 = datetimeobject.strftime('%m/%d/%Y') print (new_format_1)
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