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

What's wrong here?

" 'str' object has no attribute 'strftime' "

## 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(datetime1):
    return datetime1.strftime('%d %B %Y')

def from_string(date1, time1):
    return date1.strftime("%m/ %d/ %y") + time1.strftime(" %H: %M")

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,891 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • as the message says, strings don't have a 'strftime' attribute — and both arguments are strings
  • the "strftime" method is good for outputting time, the complement (for inputting) is "strptime"
  • note that one of the arguments is the data, and the other one is the template (not a time)
  • you won't need to add anything