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In Python, what is the process of converting various data types into dd/mm/yyyy format?

asked 2023-01-10 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2021-05-12 01:00:00 +0000

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There are different ways to convert various data types to the dd/mm/yyyy format in Python, depending on the original data type and its current representation.

Here's an example of how to convert a datetime object to the dd/mm/yyyy string format:

import datetime

# create a datetime object for October 1, 2021
dt = datetime.datetime(2021, 10, 1)

# format the datetime object as a string in the dd/mm/yyyy format
formatted_date = dt.strftime('%d/%m/%Y')

# print the formatted date
print(formatted_date)
# output: 01/10/2021

Alternatively, if the original data type is a string representing a date in a different format, such as '2021-10-01', we can parse it into a datetime object and then format it as a string in the desired format:

import datetime

# create a string representing a date in the ISO format
date_str = '2021-10-01'

# parse the string into a datetime object
dt = datetime.datetime.fromisoformat(date_str)

# format the datetime object as a string in the dd/mm/yyyy format
formatted_date = dt.strftime('%d/%m/%Y')

# print the formatted date
print(formatted_date)
# output: 01/10/2021

Finally, if the original data type does not represent a date, such as an integer or a float, we need to convert it first to a datetime object, and then format it as a string in the desired format. Depending on the specifics of the conversion, this may require additional information, such as the origin date from which the integer or float is counted:

import datetime

# create an integer representing the number of days since January 1, 1970
days_since_epoch = 18849

# create a datetime object corresponding to the origin date
origin_dt = datetime.datetime(1970, 1, 1)

# add the number of days to the origin date to get the target date
target_dt = origin_dt + datetime.timedelta(days=days_since_epoch)

# format the datetime object as a string in the dd/mm/yyyy format
formatted_date = target_dt.strftime('%d/%m/%Y')

# print the formatted date
print(formatted_date)
# output: 01/10/2021
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