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Extract date component

fast step  date & time

Extract a component such as day, week, weekday etc. from a date column.

The type of the output column depends on the component extracted. Where the component is a name (e.g. of the day of week), the result will be a categorical column. Otherwise it will be numeric.


The following are the step's expected inputs and outputs and their specific types.

Step signature
extract_date_component(date: date, {"param": value}) -> (component: column)

where the object {"param": value} is optional in most cases and if present may contain any of the parameters described in the corresponding section below.


To extract the number of the month (1..12) from a date column:

Example call (in recipe editor)
extract_date_component(, {"component": "month"}) -> (ds.month)


date: column:date

A column of dates to extract the desired component from.


component: column

A numeric or categorical column containing the desired component.


component: string = "day"

The name of the date component to extract.

Must be one of: "date", "day", "day_name", "dayofmonth", "dayofweek", "dayofyear", "hour", "minute", "month", "month_name", "part_of_day", "partofday", "period_of_day", "periodofday", "quarter", "season", "second", "time", "week", "weekday", "weekday_name", "weekofyear", "year"