If you have a date string and need to convert it into a date object, how can it be converted to a date object using Python?
Python includes within the datetime package a strptime function, here’s an example usage:
>>> import datetime >>> datetime.datetime.strptime('2022-10-30T14:32:41Z', "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S%z") datetime.datetime(2022, 10, 30, 14, 32, 41, tzinfo=datetime.timezone.utc)
Now that it’s a date object and can be manipulated as needed.
If the date string you have doesn’t match this format, check out the format codes table to find the necessary directives.