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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times strftime & strptime

Create a function named to_string that takes a datetime and gives back a string in the format "24 September 2012".

Can you please help

timestrings.py
## Examples
# to_string(datetime_object) => "24 September 2012"
# from_string("09/24/12 18:30", "%m/%d/%y %H:%M") => datetime
import datetime
def to_string(dateTime):
    dateTime = datetime.strptime('24 09 12', '%d %B %Y')
    return to_string()

2 Answers

Hi there,

You don't want to hard code the date - pass a date variable into the method as a parameter and manipulate its format inside the method, returning the formatted string.

You have the format correct so, you just need to reformat your argument, dateTime (not '24 09 12). You might also need to chain another .datetime before your strftime method?

And then you want to return the modified string, not make another call to the method.

Let me know how you get on.

Steve.

Examples

to_string(datetime_object) => "24 September 2012"

from_string("09/24/12 18:30", "%m/%d/%y %H:%M") => datetime

import datetime def to_string(datetime): date_time_str = "09/24/12 18:30" return datetime.strftime("%d %B %Y")