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 (

 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 {

 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

By Adam Ng

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