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Python Question

Python date string to date object

How do I convert a string to a date object in python?

The string would be:

"24052010"
(corresponding to the format:
"%d%m%Y"
)

I don't want a datetime.datetime object, but rather a datetime.date

Answer

You can use strptime in the datetime package of Python:

>>> datetime.datetime.strptime('24052010', "%d%m%Y").date()
datetime.date(2010, 5, 24)