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I'm using QGIS 3.4 and I want to know how to convert a column datatype from string to datetime in python. I found that we can do that by to_datetime from the calculator but I want to do it from Python. Here is my data like: sample data

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You can use the python datatime module:

import datetime
str_date = '2019-11-17 15:42:04'
date = datetime.datetime.strptime(str_date, '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')

In QGIS 3 you can use the following expression:

to_datetime('2019-11-17 15:42:04')
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The pandas package has a nice function that could help: pd.to_datetime

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