I am working with a python/pyqt5 program that uses a database with 600+ tables. These tables have a field that holds a date. The date is not a date type, it is just text and over the years it has been entered in different ways. (1/2/98, 01-02-1998, 1-2-98, 1998-1-2, etc...) I need to compare this text date with a real date. Will python convert a text date, no matter how it is formatted, into a date that I can use for comparison?