Isoformat() Function Of Datetime.date Class In Python

Function Name:

isoformat

 

Function Signature:

isoformat()

 

Return Value:

Returns a string containing the date in ISO 8601 format.

Type:

            Instance method.

Overview:

  • The isoformat() method returns the date value of a Python datetime.date object in ISO 8601 format.
  • The standard ISO 8601 is about date formats for Gregorian calendar.  It prescribes that a calendar date to be represented using a 4-digit year followed by a two-digit month and a two-digit date. i.e., YYYY-MM-DD. Example: 2020-01-01.

 

Example:

import datetime

import time

 

todaysDate      = datetime.date.fromtimestamp(time.time());

dateISOFormat   = todaysDate.isoformat();

print("Today's date in ISO Format:%s"%dateISOFormat);

print(type(dateISOFormat));

Output:

Today's date in ISO Format:2019-07-12

<class 'str'>


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