Compute Date out of Timestamp from Binance-API (Python)

I received the servertime from the Binance-API,I try to work with and it looks like this:

  "serverTime": 1518440400000

The question is, how can I compute the date out of this stamp?

I tried

import datetime

       int("1518308894652")).strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'))

But the date wasn´t valid.

Do you have ideas, or is it to specific? Thank you!

2 answers

  • answered 2018-02-13 01:16 Addison

    You could use this:

    from datetime import datetime

    But python says the year is out of range (understandably, considering it says it's 50087). So I suspect that serverTime is not a normal timestamp.

    But assuming the response that you got was the timestamp, so you don't need to do any other conversions other than turning the string into an int.


    Turns out the docs say "All time and timestamp related fields are in milliseconds." So just divide the response by 1000 and you'll be fine: datetime.fromtimestamp(int("1518308894652")/1000). Source

  • answered 2018-02-13 01:21 AidanGawronski

    Your response is in milliseconds when datetime.fromtimestamp requires seconds.

    import datetime
    # 2018-02-10 19:28:14.652000