Golang : Convert date or time stamp from string to time.Time type

Problem : You have dates or time stamps in string format(usually from database) and you want to convert them into time.Time type. How to do that? Solution : Use time.Parse() function to convert dates or time stamps from string format to time.Time type. For example : package main import ( "fmt" "os" "time" ) func main() { // convert time string to time.Time type timeStampString := "Dec 29, 2014 at 7:54pm (SGT)" layOut := "Jan 2, 2006 at 3:04pm (MST)" timeStamp, err := time.Parse(layOut, timeStampString) if err != nil { fmt.Println(err) os.Exit(1) } hr, min, sec := timeStamp.Clock() fmt.Printf("Clock : [%d]hour : [%d]minutes : [%d] seconds \n", hr, min, sec) year, month, day := timeStamp.Date() fmt.Printf("Date : [%d]year : [%d]month : [%d]day \n", year, month, day) } Sample output : Clock : [19]hour : [54]minutes : [0] seconds Date : [2014]year : [12]month : [29]day

  See also : Golang : Convert Unix timestamp to UTC timestamp

Tags : golang string-timestamp convert time-parse

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