Python Program to Convert String to Datetime – 2024

Hey guys, in this blog we will see a Python Program to Convert String to Datetime.

For a detailed python, DateTime tutorial check out this blog – Python Program to get the current date and time

Example 1: Using the DateTime module

from datetime import datetime

my_date_string = "Oct 04 2022 01:33PM"

datetime_object = datetime.strptime(my_date_string, '%b %d %Y %I:%M%p')

print(type(datetime_object))
print(datetime_object)

Output

<class 'datetime.datetime'>
2022-10-04 13:33:00
  • We have used the datetime.strptime() method here to parse our string to datetime dtype.
  • We have to mainly provide 2 arguments, the date string and the format in which our string date is.

Example 2: Using the dateutil module

from dateutil import parser

date_time = parser.parse("Oct 04 2022 01:33PM")

print(date_time)
print(type(date_time))

Output

2022-10-04 13:33:00
<class 'datetime.datetime'>
  • Here we have used the dateutil python module to convert our string date to a datetime object.
  • In this case we don’t have to provide the format as we did in the first example.

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Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma

Started my Data Science journey in my 2nd year of college and since then continuously into it because of the magical powers of ML and continuously doing projects in almost every domain of AI like ML, DL, CV, NLP.

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