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String dates to datetime format

vho
Level 2
String dates to datetime format

Hello, is there a way to convert string dates to datetime format? For example Jan-18 to '01-2018'?

I know sql has TO_DATE( '10 Aug 2018', 'DD MON YYYY' )

But is there something similar available for dataiku?

4 Replies
Liev
Dataiker Alumni

Hi @vho 

Yes, indeed. When you have your dataset on the flow, you can use a Prepare recipe. Inside of it, you'll be able to perform many transformations. One of them is the parsing of dates from string into a datetime. 

The system will suggest formats based on your sample data, but you can override, or add additional formats in case the column contains several.

Hope this helps!

RAMAN
Level 1

my date input date column is in this format, 

date

20220602

20220503

i need to convert this date column into following formate,

date(it should be stored as string and date as unparsed)

2022-06-02

2022-05-03

any help would be appreciated.

 

 

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AmandaM
Dataiker
Dataiker

Hello @RAMAN - 

You can use the format date processor to change your date input column to a string column with the format of your choice (e.g. yyyy-MM-dd) as seen in the screenshot attached. Here is some additional documentation on Managing Dates.

tgb417
Neuron
Neuron

@vho 

You might want to look in the prepare recipe.  In particular, at the date parse step.  

This short training video will give you an overview. 

https://academy.dataiku.com/visual-recipes-overview/479166

 

 

--Tom