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convert string dataframe column MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss AM/PM to timestamp MM-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss

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How to convert string 6/3/2019 5:06:00 AM to timestamp in 24 hour format MM-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss in python spark.



You would use a combination of the functions:

pyspark.sql.functions.from_unixtime(timestamp, format='yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')

(documentation) and

pyspark.sql.functions.unix_timestamp(timestamp=None, format='yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')


from pyspark.sql.types import *
from pyspark.sql.functions import unix_timestamp, from_unixtime
df = spark.createDataFrame(["6/3/2019 5:06:00 AM"], StringType()).toDF("ts_string")
# convert to timestamp type
df1 ='ts_string', 'MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss a')).cast(TimestampType()).alias("timestamp"))
# change timestamp format

df2 ='timestamp', 'MM-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss')).alias("timestamp2"))
# all together
df3 =
  from_unixtime(unix_timestamp('ts_string', 'MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss a')).cast(TimestampType()).alias("timestamp"),
  from_unixtime(unix_timestamp(from_unixtime(unix_timestamp('ts_string', 'MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss a')).cast(TimestampType()), 'MM-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss')).alias("timestamp2")

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