How to change the datetime format in pandas

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Problem –

You have a datetime column in pandas but you want to change the datetime format other than what is given.

Solution –

Reading a dataset to work with.

import pandas as pd

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df = pd.read_csv(url)

At this moment, the Date is in – Year-Month-Day format. And let’s say that you want to convert it to Day-Month-Year format.

To do the conversion, first you have to convert the column to datetime type if it is not then use dt.strftime to get the desired format


Note, the resulting Date column will be a string or object type.

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