Development in PHP is easy or it may be just that I’ve been writing code in PHP for long time. And anytime I had a string date that needs to be converted in another format, all that was required was.
$originalDate = "2010-03-21"; $newDate = date("d-m-Y", strtotime($originalDate));
It’s that simple. Do not need any package or library, this is built-in functionality. Now the original date, could be
H is hour,
i is minute and
s is seconds, the above example works for all formats.
This week I had a small python script to fix. Firstly, for almost anything in Python you need to import packages and I used
datetime package, the issue with this was
date to be formatted same as
format for it to convert into datetime object.
For example, if the date was say
and the format provided was
it just wouldn’t work. Python expects the format be
that is without expecting seconds.
Fix: After a few google searches and trials came across this.
import dateutil.parser yourdate = dateutil.parser.parse(datestring)
The only library I was able to find was
which would convert any string date to datetime object be it