Return a new datetime (or timeval) object, which is shifted in time relative to the original date/time. The amount the new date/time will be shifted must be given by one of the following units: years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds.

When using years of months as a unit, it might not be possible to move to the exact same day in the month. If this is the case, the last possible day of the month will be used. For example: datetime(2020, 2, 29).move('years', -1); return with datetime(2019, 2, 28) since the year 2019 does not have a 29th of February.

This function does not generate a change.


datetime.move(unit, num)


Argument Type Description
unit str (required) One of years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds.
num int (required) How many times to move the unit. A negative number will return a datetime or timeval in the past, relative to the original.

Return value

Returns a new datetime (or timeval) object.


This code uses move() as an example:

datetime('2020-12-10').move('weeks', 2);

Return value in JSON format