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Python Using Databases in Python Gettin' CRUD-y With It View and Search Entries

why doesn't my timestamp hours change?

it shows all the time with the string format provided but I show the same hours. For example, Wednesday August 02, 2017 12:00AM. All entrances show the same hours but I created them at a different time.

here is my code.

#!/usr/bin/env python3
import datetime
from collections import OrderedDict
import sys

from peewee import *

db = SqliteDatabase('diary.db')

class Entry(Model):
    content = TextField()
    timestamp = DateField(default=datetime.datetime.now)

    class Meta:
        database = db

def initialize():
    """create the database and the table if they don't exist"""
    db.create_tables([Entry], safe=True)

def menu_loop():
    choice = None

    while choice != 'q':
        print('Enter "q" to quit.')
        for key, value in menu.items():
            print('{}){}'.format(key, value.__doc__))
        choice = input('Action: ').lower().strip()

        if choice in menu:

def add_entry():
    '''add an Entry'''
    print('Enter you Entry. Please enter ctrl+ D when you finished')
    data = sys.stdin.read().strip()  # stdin.read() capture all the data that we type on the screen

    if data:
            if input('Save Entry y/n?').lower() != 'n':
                print('saved successfully! ')
        except EOFError:
            print("save aborted")

def views_entries(search_query=None):
    '''views entries'''
    entries = Entry.select().order_by(Entry.timestamp.desc())
    if search_query:
        entries = entries.where(Entry.content.contains(search_query))

    for entry in entries:
        timestamp = entry.timestamp.strftime('%A %B %d, %Y %I:%M%p')
        print("=" * len(timestamp))
        print('n) next entry')
        print('q) return to main menu')

        next_action = input("Action; [Nq)").lower().strip()
        if next_action == 'q':

def search_entries():
    '''Search entries for string'''
    views_entries(input("search queries"))

def del_entry(entry):

menu = OrderedDict([
    ('a', add_entry),
    ('v', views_entries),
    ('s', search_entries),


if __name__ == "__main__":

1 Answer

Mark Ramos
Mark Ramos
19,196 Points

I think that your line:

timestamp = DateField(default=datetime.datetime.now)

Should be instead:

timestamp = DateTimeField(default=datetime.datetime.now)