pyarrow.compute.strptime(strings, /, format, unit, error_is_null=False, *, options=None, memory_pool=None)#

Parse timestamps.

For each string in strings, parse it as a timestamp. The timestamp unit and the expected string pattern must be given in StrptimeOptions. Null inputs emit null. If a non-null string fails parsing, an error is returned by default.

stringsArray-like or scalar-like

Argument to compute function.


Pattern for parsing input strings as timestamps, such as “%Y/%m/%d”. Note that the semantics of the format follow the C/C++ strptime, not the Python one. There are differences in behavior, for example how the “%y” placeholder handles years with less than four digits.


Timestamp unit of the output. Accepted values are “s”, “ms”, “us”, “ns”.

error_is_nullbool, default False

Return null on parsing errors if true or raise if false.

optionspyarrow.compute.StrptimeOptions, optional

Alternative way of passing options.

memory_poolpyarrow.MemoryPool, optional

If not passed, will allocate memory from the default memory pool.