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Convert String to Date

8 - Asteroid

Hello all,


How do I convert 09222018 to a date? I can't get the string to date function to work because I think I have to have it in yyyy-mm-dd format. I tried different ways and cannot achieve this. I also tried the datetimeparse formula, but keep getting a null value.


DateTimeParse([Timestamp UI],'%mm-%dd-%yyyy')


Thanks in advance.



9 - Comet

The format you provided was incorrect: see Specifiers https://help.alteryx.com/current/Reference/Functions.htm?Highlight=date


I attached a workflow as an example.

8 - Asteroid

This community is awesome!!!!!! Thank you so much!!

7 - Meteor

You may also want to try Datetime tool under the Parse tools. It has similar functionality and is a bit more user friendly if all of your dates are in a clean format like your example. 




6 - Meteoroid

Hi all,

Can anyone guide me how to convert the format from 2019-02-26 to a date format like this: ddmmmyy (i.e.,26Feb19)?

I tried to use DateTimeParse "DateTimeParse([Incurred From Date],"%d,%b,%y")", but there's a warning message saying cannot convert "2019-04-22" to a date /time with format "],"%d,%b,%y": Expected separator , ],"%b,%y, got '19-04-22'.


I even tried to use the select tool to change the format to date first, but the result keep showing null.

6 - Meteoroid

1. First use Date time tool from Parse and convert the Date field to a proper Date format

2. Drag formula tool and write the query as DateTimeFormat([Datefield],"%d-%b-%y")

3. Now again drag the formula tool and write the query as (Regex_Replace([Datefield],"[^a-zA-Z0-9]",''))



This method will give as what you requested. Hope it works for you

6 - Meteoroid


5 - Atom

Hi guys


I am trying to convert string

04.01.2017 13:48:04

to datetime format by using the following formula


but I got the error

ConvError: Formula (19): DATETIMEPARSE: Cannot convert "04.01.2017 13:48:04" to a date/time with format "%d%m%y%h%m%s": Expected a number for Month: '.01.2017 13:48:04'

could you please help me to solve this?


Thank you, Mateusz

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Hi @Mateusz_Palasz ,


Try using %M for month instead of %m. It should work.





8 - Asteroid

Hi Mateusz_Palasz,

You just need to make sure the format you're providing is exact (i.e. it also contains the '.' and ':' delimiters, and a space between the date and time parts) and that you're using the correct specifiers (the hour-minute-second letters need to be capitalised). You can check your specifiers here: https://help.alteryx.com/current/designer/datetime-functions

DateTimeParse([OriginalDate],'%d.%m.%y %H:%M:%S')

20200819 1a.png

(If you want the time included in the output as well, just change the data type to 'DateTime').

You could also use the DateTime tool if you want a friendlier interface:

20200819 1b.png

Hope this helps!