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In this article, I will quickly explain how to create new columns by extracting Data, Month, and Year from the DateTime column.

1. Quick Examples of Extracting Day, Month, and Year from DateTime

Following are quick examples of extracting Data, Month, and Year from the DateTime column.


# Below are the quick examples 

# Example 1: Using dt accessor to extract day               
df["InsertedDateTime"]= pd.to_datetime(df[ "InsertedDateTime"])
df['DayOfMonth']=df[ "InsertedDateTime"].dt.day

# Example 2: Using dt accessor to extract month                  
df["InsertedDateTime"]= pd.to_datetime(df[ "InsertedDateTime"])
df['Month']=df[ "InsertedDateTime"].dt.month

# Example 3: Using dt accessor to extract year                     
df["InsertedDateTime"]= pd.to_datetime(df[ "InsertedDateTime"])
df['Year']=df[ "InsertedDateTime"].dt.year

Now, let’s create a DataFrame with a few rows and columns, execute these examples, and validate the results. Our DataFrame contains column names CoursesFee and InsertedDateTime.


# Create DataFrame
import pandas as pd
technologies = ({
         'Courses':["Spark","PySpark","Hadoop","Python","Pandas"],
         'Fee':[22000,25000,23000,24000,26000],
         "InsertedDateTime":['2021-11-15 21:04:15','2020-05-04 22:04:10','2018-01-26 15:23:14','2019-02-18 10:05:18','2021-12-10 15:13:21']
           })
df = pd.DataFrame(technologies)
print("DataFrame:\n", df)

Yields below output.

pandas day month year

2. Get Day from DateTime

You can use the dt.day attribute to get the Day from the datetime. Before going to get the day from the datetime column we need to convert the InsertedDateTime column from string object to datetime type using the <a href="https://sparkbyexamples.com/tag/pd-to_datetime/">pd.to_datetime()</a> method.


# Using dt accessor to extract day               
df["InsertedDateTime"]= pd.to_datetime(df[ "InsertedDateTime"])
df['DayOfMonth']=df[ "InsertedDateTime"].dt.day
print("Get the day from the datetime column:\n", df)

Yields below output.

pandas day month year

3. Get Month from DateTime

You can use df['Month']=df[ "InsertedDateTime"].dt.month method to get the Month.


# Using dt accessor to extract month                  
df["InsertedDateTime"]= pd.to_datetime(df[ "InsertedDateTime"])
df['Month']=df[ "InsertedDateTime"].dt.month
print("Get the month from the datetime column:\n", df)

Yields below output.


# Output:
# Get the month from the datetime column:
   Courses    Fee    InsertedDateTime  Month
0    Spark  22000 2021-11-15 21:04:15     11
1  PySpark  25000 2020-05-04 22:04:10      5
2   Hadoop  23000 2018-01-26 15:23:14      1
3   Python  24000 2019-02-18 10:05:18      2
4   Pandas  26000 2021-12-10 15:13:21     12

4. Get Year from DateTime

You can use df['Year']=df["InsertedDateTime"].dt.year method to get the year from the datetime column of DataFrame..


# Using dt accessor to extract year                     
df["InsertedDateTime"]= pd.to_datetime(df[ "InsertedDateTime"])
df['Year']=df[ "InsertedDateTime"].dt.year
print("Get the year from the datetime column:\n", df)

Yields below output.


# Output:
# Get the year from the datetime column:
   Courses    Fee    InsertedDateTime  Year
0    Spark  22000 2021-11-15 21:04:15  2021
1  PySpark  25000 2020-05-04 22:04:10  2020
2   Hadoop  23000 2018-01-26 15:23:14  2018
3   Python  24000 2019-02-18 10:05:18  2019
4   Pandas  26000 2021-12-10 15:13:21  2021

Conclusion

In this article, I have explained how to extract day, month, and year from the datetime column of Pandas DataFrame by using the pandas.Series.dt attribute with examples.

Happy Learning !!

Naveen Nelamali

Naveen Nelamali (NNK) is a Data Engineer with 20+ years of experience in transforming data into actionable insights. Over the years, He has honed his expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining data pipelines with frameworks like Apache Spark, PySpark, Pandas, R, Hive and Machine Learning. Naveen journey in the field of data engineering has been a continuous learning, innovation, and a strong commitment to data integrity. In this blog, he shares his experiences with the data as he come across. Follow Naveen @ LinkedIn and Medium