How to convert a Python date string to a date object?

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You can convert a string to date object using the strptime function. Provide the date string and the format in which the date is specified. 

example

import datetime
date_str = '29122017' # The date - 29 Dec 2017
format_str = '%d%m%Y' # The format
datetime_obj = datetime.datetime.strptime(date_str, format_str)
print(datetime_obj.date())

Output

This will give the output −

2017-12-29
raja
Published on 05-Jan-2018 18:07:27
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