I have data of timedeltas which looks like this:
time_delta = '+414 00:45:41.004000'
So, these values are strings and they are of the format
ddd hh:mm:ss.f. I now want to get this deltas to seconds. I tried to use
.total_seconds() but it did not work.
How could I achieve what I am trying to do?
If you always assume the same input format, you can build a function as below (result to be checked with a simple case) :
import datetime as dt def parseTimeDelta(time_delta_str): splitted = time_delta_str.split(' ') day_part = int(splitted[1:]) time_part = dt.datetime.strptime(splitted, "%H:%M:%S.%f") delta = dt.timedelta(days=day_part, hours=time_part.hour, minutes=time_part.minute, seconds=time_part.second,microseconds=time_part.microsecond) return delta.total_seconds() time_delta = '+414 00:45:41.004000' parseTimeDelta(time_delta)