fuentesjr fuentesjr - 3 months ago 19
Python Question

How do you convert YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss.000Z time format to MM/DD/YYYY time format in Python?

For example, I'm trying to convert 2008-09-26T01:51:42.000Z to 09/26/2008. What's the simplest way of accomplishing this?

Answer

The easiest way is to use dateutil.parser.parse() to parse the date string into a timezone aware datetime object, then use strftime() to get the format you want.

import datetime, dateutil.parser

d = dateutil.parser.parse('2008-09-26T01:51:42.000Z')
print d.strftime('%m/%d/%Y') #==> '09/26/2008'