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Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Dates and Times strftime & strptime

strftime & strptime

Need help...i don't know what's wrong here

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

def from_string(arg1,arg2):
  return datetime.datetime.strptime("10 /21 /15 00:00","%m/ %d/ %y/ %H:%M")

1 Answer

Vittorio Somaschini
Vittorio Somaschini
33,371 Points

Hello Rungano.

The second part of the task asks you for a function that takes 2 values, so your first line of code is fine, and return a datetime formatted using the two arguments passed in into the function.

Instead of that you have manually inserted 2 strings in the strptime() call and this is what the compiler is complaining about.

Please note that what you called "arg1" will be a date as a string, while what you called "arg" is going to be a strftime-compatible format string: This means you already have all the datas you need to return a datetime object.

I hope I made it clear, let me know if any more problems.


oh okay i now get it....Thanks a lot Vittorio.