When it is required to convert a string into a timestamp, the ‘mktime’ method is used. This method is present in the ‘time’ package.
Below is a demonstration of the same −
import time import datetime my_string = "24/03/2021" print("The date string is :") print(my_string) print("The timestamp is :") print(time.mktime(datetime.datetime.strptime(my_string, "%d/%m/%Y").timetuple()))
The date string is : 24/03/2021 The timestamp is : 1616544000.0
The required packages are imported.
The string is defined, and displayed on the console.
The ‘mktime’ method from time package is called, and the string is passed as parameter to it.
The ‘strptime’ is used to remove the extra spaces or symbols from the string.
The output is displayed on the console.