In this lesson we want to learn How to Convert string ‘yyyy-mm-dd’ into DateTime in Python.
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How to Convert string ‘yyyy-mm-dd’ into DateTime in Python ?
In Python, you can convert string in the format ‘yyyy-mm-dd‘ into datetime object using the datetime module. you can use the datetime.strptime method to parse the string into datetime object. this is an example:
from datetime import datetime
date_string = "2023-02-02"
date_format = "%Y-%m-%d"
date_object = datetime.strptime(date_string, date_format)
In this example, the string ‘2023-02-02’ is first converted into datetime object using the datetime.strptime method. ‘%Y-%m-%d’ format string specifies format of the input string, with %Y representing the year with century as decimal number, %m representing month as decimal number, and %d representing day of the month as decimal number. the resulting datetime object can then be used for further processing and manipulation, just like any other datetime object.