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

Christopher Wommack
Christopher Wommack
3,983 Points

to_string help please

I don't know what I have wrong here

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(history):
        history = datetime.strftime('11/09/2001' '%d/%B/%Y')
        return history

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
212,257 Points

It's not clear what you wanted "replace" to do, but the syntax is not correct and you don't need it anyway.

The "strftime" method needs to be applied to the parameter, and the format is inserting slashes where the example shows spaces.