In this article you will learn about Python date-time.
Python Date-Time – before moving ahead, let’s know a little bit about Python Module
Python Date – Import module named datetime, to know the date-time and work with the objects related to date.
Example 1- Import the module named datetime to know current date.
import datetime x = datetime.datetime.now() print(x)
Explanation – In the above example, module datetime retuned the current date and in respective format.
Note: The date time will contain year, month, day, hour, minute, second, and microsecond.
Note: The module date time has various ways to execute date and time.
Let’s start with those ways of executing date-time.
Example 2- Import datetime to return year, month, day.
import datetime x = datetime.datetime.now() print(x.year) print(x.month) print(x.day)
Explanation – In the above example, it returned date in specific format.
Create datetime Object – Use class (constructor) of module datetime. class of datetime takes three parameters which includes year, month, day.
Example 3- Import datetime module to create a date object.
import datetime z = datetime.datetime(2020, 6, 26) print (z)
Explanation – In the above example, used class date time constructor that returned date in specific format.
Note: The class datetime() also takes more argument but they are optional, it includes hour, minute, second, microsecond, tzone. It has a default value of 0 , and None for timezone.
The strftime() Method – The datetime object has a method strftime() to format into strings. It takes one parameter – format, to specify the format of the returned string.
Example 4- It returns the name of the month.
import datetime x = datetime.datetime( 2001,1,26) print (x.strftime( "%B" ))
Explanation – In the above example, used method strftime() to set the format of date.
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