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Extract time to field datetime

on 6/28/13, 6:04 PM 4,524 views

Would like to extract a field datetime through a method on_change the time when the field is selected datetime time.


  • datetime: 28-06-2013 17:05
  • extract: 17:05

How could I?


On 6/29/13, 5:03 AM

in on_change when you will pass a date it will be in string type. So you can perform all string operation on it directly. in other case if you get in datetime type simply convert it into string type by str(date) then you can perform string operation on it.

here you need to do this :

def on_change(self, cr, uid, ids, date):


if date:

time = date[10:]

enter your code here

return res


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On 7/24/14, 1:39 AM

Instead of hard-coding with date[10:].

You could get the hour-minute in various formats 


import time 
print (time.strftime("%H:%M:%S"))  

## 12 hour format ##
print (time.strftime("%I:%M:%S"))

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