I know this is easy to do in the expression language, but can’t find a good way to add time to a date using Python. I am gathering information from a dataset and want to add a calculated number of hours to one of the date fields, before passing that information into a report dataset.
It would be great if I could just create a script module that took as arguments, a datetime and a number of hours, then returned the new date like the dateadd function does in the expression language. Is there a method in Python to add hours to a date?
I find it easier to use the Java Calendar object (of course, I’m biased b/c I’m more familiar with the Java libraries than the Python ones…) here is how I’d implement a dateadd function:
def dateadd(date, hours):
from java.util import Calendar
cal = Calendar.getInstance()
Thanks Carl. That does look pretty easy. I guess I am going to have to learn a little java since it seems like it has a ton of methods and built in functions.
Yeah, Java’s standard library is pretty impressive. (I keep this as an open tab in my web browser 24x7)