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2089467 - Time Zone Setup for Data Integration - BizX Platform


  • This article explains how to set up Time Zones and errors related to the Time Zone.
  • A client is trying to load data into Success Factors and is getting an error on the time zones they have in the spreadsheet, stating that the description is too small for the field.  They check documentation and it states that you can use up to 64 characters.


  • BizX Platform


  • The size of the time zone field is dependent on what you have set up in your data model.  In this case , the client in question had set the field to 16 characters which prevented them from loading in any time zone descriptions larger that 16 characters long.
  • Below is an example of how the data model could be setup.


<standard-element id="timeZone" max-length="64" required="true" matrix-filter="false">

<label>Time Zone</label>

<label xml:lang="en-US">Time Zone</label>

<label xml:lang="pl-PL">Strefa czasowa</label>

<label xml:lang="it-IT">Zona di tempo</label>

<label xml:lang="ja-JP">æ™'é-"帯</label>

<label xml:lang="de-DE">Zeitzone</label>

<label xml:lang="fr-FR">Fuseau horaire </label>


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