Timedelta is not defined

Below is the code I am working on. From what I can tell there is no issue, but when I attempt to run the piece of code I receive an error.

import os 
import datetime

def parseOptions():

    import optparse
    parser = optparse.OptionParser(usage= '-h')
    parser.add_option('-t', '--type', \
                      choices= ('Warning', 'Error', 'Information', 'All'), \
                      help= 'The type of error',
                      default= 'Warning')
    parser.add_option('-g', '--goback', \
                      type= 'string')
    (options, args) = parser.parse_args()
    return options

options = parseOptions() now = datetime.datetime.now() subtract = timedelta(hours=options.goback) difference = now - subtract

if options.type=='All' and options.goback==24:

    print 'Type =', options.type,
    print 'Go Back =', options.goback,'hours'
    print difference.strftime("%H:%M:%S %a, %B %d %Y")

Error is as followed:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Python27\Lib\SITE-P~1\PYTHON~2\pywin\framework\scriptutils.py", line 325, in RunScript
    exec codeObject in __main__.__dict__
  File "C:\Users\user\Desktop\Python\python.py", line 19, in <module>
    subtract = timedelta(hours=options.goback)
NameError: name 'timedelta' is not defined

Any help would be appreciated.


You've imported datetime, but not defined timedelta. You want either:

from datetime import timedelta


subtract = datetime.timedelta(hours=options.goback)

Also, your goback parameter is defined as a string, but then you pass it to timedelta as the number of hours. You'll need to convert it to an integer, or better still set the type argument in your option to int instead.

Where you have timedelta, you need to put datetime. before it, so it's actually datetime.timedelta

It should be datetime.timedelta

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