There are default adapters for the date and datetime types in the datetime module. They will be sent as ISO dates/ISO timestamps to SQLite.
The default converters are registered under the name "date" for datetime.date and under the name "timestamp" for datetime.datetime.
This way, you can use date/timestamps from Python without any additional fiddling in most cases. The format of the adapters is also compatible with the experimental SQLite date/time functions.
The following example demonstrates this.
import sqlite3 import datetime con = sqlite3.connect(":memory:", detect_types=sqlite3.PARSE_DECLTYPES|sqlite3.PARSE_COLNAMES) cur = con.cursor() cur.execute("create table test(d date, ts timestamp)") today = datetime.date.today() now = datetime.datetime.now() cur.execute("insert into test(d, ts) values (?, ?)", (today, now)) cur.execute("select d, ts from test") row = cur.fetchone() print today, "=>", row, type(row) print now, "=>", row, type(row) cur.execute('select current_date as "d [date]", current_timestamp as "ts [timestamp]"') row = cur.fetchone() print "current_date", row, type(row) print "current_timestamp", row, type(row)
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