I have an answer model with str method as defined below:
class Answer(models.Model): created_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now_add=True, null=True) def __str__(self): return "(" + str(self.created_at) + ")"
I would like to show in this format Feb. 27, 2021, 6:55 p.m in the admin panel
but it shows like this in admin panel
How can i achieve the above format? Thanks for the help!
So it turns out this can be done without any external libraries like pytz.
here is the solution i went with.
from django.utils import timezone
In the str method of the model
def __str__(self): return "(" + timezone.localtime(self.created_at).strftime('%b %d, %Y, %I:%M %p') + ")"
DateTimeField holds a datetime.datetime object.
You can convert that object by using the object’s
strftime method. An official reference is here: https://docs.python.org/3/library/datetime.html#strftime-strptime-behavior
In your case, try
created_at_str = created_at.strftime('%b %d, %y, %I:%M %p')