Posted By: Anonymous
I have gotten the following error:
type object ‘datetime.datetime’ has no attribute ‘datetime’
On the following line:
date = datetime.datetime(int(year), int(month), 1)
Does anybody know the reason for the error?
I imported datetime with
from datetime import datetime if that helps
Datetime is a module that allows for handling of dates, times and datetimes (all of which are datatypes). This means that
datetime is both a top-level module as well as being a type within that module. This is confusing.
Your error is probably based on the confusing naming of the module, and what either you or a module you’re using has already imported.
>>> import datetime >>> datetime <module 'datetime' from '/usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload/datetime.so'> >>> datetime.datetime(2001,5,1) datetime.datetime(2001, 5, 1, 0, 0)
But, if you import datetime.datetime:
>>> from datetime import datetime >>> datetime <type 'datetime.datetime'> >>> datetime.datetime(2001,5,1) # You shouldn't expect this to work # as you imported the type, not the module Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> AttributeError: type object 'datetime.datetime' has no attribute 'datetime' >>> datetime(2001,5,1) datetime.datetime(2001, 5, 1, 0, 0)
I suspect you or one of the modules you’re using has imported like this:
from datetime import datetime.