Passing columns and not variables with string format for converting yymmdd to dd-mm-YYYY in python

I have a dataset like the below:

df = spark.sql("select '210927' as t_date")

Now, I want to convert it to '27-09-2021'. Below is my code along with the error:

   >>> df = df.withColumn("modifiedDate",datetime.strptime("t_date", "%y%m%d").strftime('%d-%m-%Y'))
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/", line 568, in _strptime_datetime
    tt, fraction, gmtoff_fraction = _strptime(data_string, format)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/", line 349, in _strptime
    raise ValueError("time data %r does not match format %r" %
ValueError: time data 't_date' does not match format '%y%m%d'

I tried several examples from SO and this link but didn't work. I am using Python with Pyspark

1 answer

  • answered 2021-09-27 13:55 balderman

    How about

    from datetime import datetime
    x = '210927'
    year = 2000 + int(x[:2])
    month = int(x[2:4])
    day = int(x[4:])
    dt = datetime(year=year, month=month, day=day)


    2021-09-27 00:00:00

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