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

I need help with the following question

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

Here is my code

import datetime

def to_string(date_time): date_time = datetime.datetime.strptime('24-09-2012', '%d-%m%Y') return date_time

## 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(date_time):
    date_time = datetime.datetime.strftime('24-09-2014', '%d-%m-%Y')
    date_time = datetime.datetime()
    return date_time

1 Answer

Maciej Deliś
Maciej Deliś
4,891 Points

function takes a datetime and gives back a string

import datetime

def to_string(date_time):
    return date_time.strftime("%d %B %Y")