Abhishek Sharma Abhishek Sharma - 1 year ago 70
Python Question

How to extract hours and minutes from a datetime.datetime object?

I am required to extract the time of the day from the datetime.datetime object returned by the created_at attribute. But I do not understand how to do that. This is my code for getting the datetime.datetime object.

from datetime import *
import tweepy

consumer_key = ''
consumer_secret = ''
access_token = ''
access_secret = ''
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret)
auth.set_access_token(access_token, access_secret)
api = tweepy.API(auth)
tweets = tweepy.Cursor(api.home_timeline).items(limit = 2)
t1 = datetime.strptime('Wed Jun 01 12:53:42 +0000 2011','%a %b %d %H:%M:%S +0000 %Y')
for tweet in tweets:
print (tweet.created_at-t1)
t1 = tweet.created_at

I need to only extract the hour and minutes from t1.

Answer Source

Don't know how you want to format it, but you can do:

print("Created at %s:%s" % (t1.hour, t1.minute))

for example.