extract

Return a thing with second, minute, hour, day, month, year and gmt_offset as individual properties.

It is possible to get a single property by using the name of the property as the first argument.

This function does not generate an event.

Function

datetime.extract([key])

Arguments

Argument Type Description
key str (optional) May be a specific property, one of second, minute, hour, day, month, year or gmt_offset.

Return value

Returns a thing or the value for a specific property.

Example

This code uses extract() as an example:

datetime(2013, 2, 6, 13, 12, 28, 'Europe/Amsterdam').extract();

Return value in JSON format

{
    "day": 6,
    "gmt_offset": 3600,
    "hour": 13,
    "minute": 12,
    "month": 2,
    "second": 28,
    "year": 2013
}

Another example to get the gmt_offset only with extract():

datetime(2013, 2, 6, 13, 12, 28, 'Europe/Amsterdam').extract('gmt_offset');

Return value in JSON format

3600