Im trying to use strptime to convert a day and time into a DateTime field. That is, convert input like "Friday 3:00 PM" to a datetime field. The event this is for takes place over three consecutive days, so I know that Friday will be a specific day in February, and so on.
My question, is how do I go about doing this? How do I convert, for example, Friday 3:00 PM into 2017-02-24 15:00:00?
What I have right now in my Django project, in views.py is:
new_request.start = time.strptime(form.cleaned_data['start'], '%A %I:%M %p')
You can adapt the example below to achieve what you want exactly:
import time time.strftime("%Y-%d-%m %H:%M:%S", time.strptime('Friday 3 February 2017 3:00PM', '%A %d %B %Y %I:%M%p')) # Output: '2017-03-02 15:00:00'
If year and month are fixed to 2017 and February like you mentioned then "Friday 3:00 PM" can be converted as follows:
time.strftime("2017-%d-2 %H:%M:%S", time.strptime('Friday 3 3:00PM', '%A %d %I:%M%p')) # Output: '2017-03-2 15:00:00'
If you want to get
datetime object use the following:
from datetime import datetime datetime.strptime('Friday 3 February 2017 3:00PM', '%A %d %B %Y %I:%M%p') # Output: datetime.datetime(2017, 2, 3, 15, 0)