The Senseforce timestamp is formatted as UNIX timestamp with millisecond precision. For our Python scripting engine, this looks like an ordinary integer.
To create a date object, use the following snippet:
One can get the Cities to get the correct time zone from https://www.zeitverschiebung.net/en/all-time-zones.html
- Assuming, "timestamp" is a Senseforce/UNIX timestamp in millisecond, divide it by 1000, to create a second-resolution timestamp
- Use fromtimestamp to create the date object. The origin is starts at 1970-01-01 (which is the case for Senseforce/UNIX timestamps), The astimezone method gives the date object a timezone attribute, tz.gettz specifies the time zone by a "continent/city" argument, which can be obtained on https://www.zeitverschiebung.net/en/all-time-zones.html. Note, that Senseforce-timestamps are always UTC.
To use a Python date object outside a script, define a script result variable with datatype either "timestamp" or "string". Using "string" has the advantage of formatting the date-time object as you like.
Use the following code snippets to correctly format the date-objects to meet the correct output format requirements:
outputString = pythonDateTimeObj.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S') #or outputString = pythonDateTimeObj.isoformat()
Result example: '2019-03-27 12:13:10'
outputTimestamp = pythonDateTimeObj.timestamp() * 1000
Result example: 1552518000000