ArcPy Data Access Support for numpy.datetime64 and Python datetime

Idea created by bixb0012 Champion on Apr 16, 2015
    Implemented
    Score110
    Currently at ArcGIS 10.3, the NumPy-related ArcPy Data Access methods (ExtendTable, FeatureClassToNumPyArray, NumPyArrayToFeatureClass, NumPyArraryToTable, TableToNumPyArray) do not support working with dates and times.  I propose Esri updates the ArcPy Data Access module to include support for numpy.datetime64 and Python datetime.

    As the support for temporal, or spatial-temporal, data in ArcGIS continues to mature, it is critical that development tools like the ArcPy Data Access module support working with dates and times.  When the ArcPy Data Access module was first released with ArcGIS 10.1 back in 2012, date and time support in NumPy was still quite new and experimental.  Since 2012, NumPy date and time support has matured to a point where it should be included with the ArcPy Data Access module.