2146657 - Time Zone Management for users

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2146657 - Time Zone Management for users

Symptom

The time zones in the BizX system are not updating for the logged in user

Environment

BizX

Resolution

The Time Zones adjustments can be pretty complex when organizations are spread all over the globe. To add to the complexity of the issue, not all countries/states within time zones have daylight savings. When the current time or the time stamp is displayed, depending on the location and time of the year it can be incorrect often by just one hour. The system uses the Time Zone field in the logged in user’s record to adjust for the correct time. The field is a text field and the contents are as imported into the system by the customer.

The three position acronyms are obsolete and should not be used. The attached list includes the Time Zones used by the system to reflect the appropriate time for reports. The user data for all users should be exported, the Time Zone field be edited to the correct content as on the attached list and then imported to correct all user information.

 

The timeZone field is recommended in the system for internal time/date stamps in the time of the user. See the “Supported Time Zones” section at the end of this document. If a timeZone value is not loaded the field will be automatically populated with a default of Eastern Standard Time. Records may be set to one value (e.g. time zone of corporation) rather than different zones for each employee. To have the system automatically adjust for daylight savings time use the time zone ID from the Supported Time Zones section at the end of this document rather than the short three-letter abbreviation.

 

 

 

Supported Time Zone Values

The following time zone values can be specified in the timeZone field.

US/Alaska

US/Aleutian

US/Arizona

US/Central

US/Eastern

US/Hawaii

US/Michigan

US/Mountain

US/Pacific

US/Samoa

Africa/Abidjan

Africa/Accra

Africa/Addis_Ababa

Africa/Algiers

Africa/Asmara

Africa/Bamako

Africa/Bangui

Africa/Banjul

Africa/Bissau

Africa/Blantyre

Africa/Brazzaville

Africa/Bujumbura

Africa/Cairo

Africa/Casablanca

Africa/Ceuta

Africa/Conakry

Africa/Dakar

Africa/Dar_es_Salaam

Africa/Djibouti

Africa/Douala

Africa/El_Aaiun

Africa/Freetown

Africa/Gaborone

Africa/Harare

Africa/Johannesburg

Africa/Kampala

Africa/Khartoum

Africa/Kigali

Africa/Kinshasa

Africa/Lagos

Africa/Libreville

Africa/Lome

Africa/Luanda

Africa/Lubumbashi

Africa/Lusaka

Africa/Malabo

Africa/Maputo

Africa/Maseru

Africa/Mbabane

Africa/Mogadishu

Africa/Monrovia

Africa/Nairobi

Africa/Ndjamena

Africa/Niamey

Africa/Nouakchott

Africa/Ouagadougou

Africa/Porto-Novo

Africa/Sao_Tome

Africa/Tripoli

Africa/Tunis

Africa/Windhoek

America/Adak

America/Anchorage

America/Anguilla

America/Antigua

America/Araguaina

America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires

America/Argentina/Catamarca

America/Argentina/Cordoba

America/Argentina/Jujuy

America/Argentina/La_Rioja

America/Argentina/Mendoza

America/Argentina/Rio_Gallegos

America/Argentina/San_Juan

America/Argentina/San_Luis

America/Argentina/Tucuman

America/Argentina/Ushuaia

America/Aruba

America/Asuncion

America/Atikokan

America/Bahia

America/Barbados

America/Belem

America/Belize

America/Blanc-Sablon

America/Boa_Vista

America/Bogota

America/Boise

America/Cambridge_Bay

America/Campo_Grande

America/Cancun

America/Caracas

America/Cayenne

America/Cayman

America/Chicago

America/Chihuahua

America/Costa_Rica

America/Cuiaba

America/Curacao

America/Danmarkshavn

America/Dawson

America/Dawson_Creek

America/Denver

America/Detroit

America/Dominica

America/Edmonton

America/Eirunepe

America/El_Salvador

America/Fortaleza

America/Glace_Bay

America/Godthab

America/Goose_Bay

America/Grand_Turk

America/Grenada

America/Guadeloupe

America/Guatemala

America/Guayaquil

America/Guyana

America/Halifax

America/Havana

America/Hermosillo

America/Indiana/Indianapolis

America/Indiana/Knox

America/Indiana/Marengo

America/Indiana/Petersburg

America/Indiana/Tell_City

America/Indiana/Vevay

America/Indiana/Vincennes

America/Indiana/Winamac

America/Inuvik

America/Iqaluit

America/Jamaica

America/Juneau

America/Kentucky/Louisville

America/Kentucky/Monticello

America/La_Paz

America/Lima

America/Los_Angeles

America/Maceio

America/Managua

America/Manaus

America/Marigot

America/Martinique

America/Mazatlan

America/Menominee

America/Merida

America/Mexico_City

America/Miquelon

America/Moncton

America/Monterrey

America/Montevideo

America/Montreal

America/Montserrat

America/Nassau

America/New_York

America/Nipigon

America/Nome

America/Noronha

America/North_Dakota/Center

America/North_Dakota/New_Salem

America/Panama

America/Pangnirtung

America/Paramaribo

America/Phoenix

America/Port-au-Prince

America/Port_of_Spain

America/Porto_Velho

America/Puerto_Rico

America/Rainy_River

America/Rankin_Inlet

America/Recife

America/Regina

America/Resolute

America/Rio_Branco

America/Santiago

America/Santo_Domingo

America/Sao_Paulo

America/Scoresbysund

America/Shiprock

America/St_Barthelemy

America/St_Johns

America/St_Kitts

America/St_Lucia

America/St_Thomas

America/St_Vincent

America/Swift_Current

America/Tegucigalpa

America/Thule

America/Thunder_Bay

America/Tijuana

America/Toronto

America/Tortola

America/Vancouver

America/Whitehorse

America/Winnipeg

America/Yakutat

America/Yellowknife

Antarctica/Casey

Antarctica/Davis

Antarctica/DumontDUrville

Antarctica/Mawson

Antarctica/McMurdo

Antarctica/Palmer

Antarctica/Rothera

Antarctica/South_Pole

Antarctica/Syowa

Antarctica/Vostok

Arctic/Longyearbyen

Asia/Aden

Asia/Almaty

Asia/Amman

Asia/Anadyr

Asia/Aqtau

Asia/Aqtobe

Asia/Ashgabat

Asia/Baghdad

Asia/Bahrain

Asia/Baku

Asia/Bangkok

Asia/Beirut

Asia/Bishkek

Asia/Brunei

Asia/Choibalsan

Asia/Chongqing

Asia/Colombo

Asia/Damascus

Asia/Dhaka

Asia/Dili

Asia/Dubai

Asia/Dushanbe

Asia/Gaza

Asia/Harbin

Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh

Asia/Hong_Kong

Asia/Hovd

Asia/Irkutsk

Asia/Jakarta

Asia/Jayapura

Asia/Jerusalem

Asia/Kabul

Asia/Kamchatka

Asia/Karachi

Asia/Kashgar

Asia/Katmandu

Asia/Kolkata

Asia/Krasnoyarsk

Asia/Kuala_Lumpur

Asia/Kuching

Asia/Kuwait

Asia/Macau

Asia/Magadan

Asia/Makassar

Asia/Manila

Asia/Muscat

Asia/Nicosia

Asia/Novosibirsk

Asia/Omsk

Asia/Oral

Asia/Phnom_Penh

Asia/Pontianak

Asia/Pyongyang

Asia/Qatar

Asia/Qyzylorda

Asia/Rangoon

Asia/Riyadh

Asia/Sakhalin

Asia/Samarkand

Asia/Seoul

Asia/Shanghai

Asia/Singapore

Asia/Taipei

Asia/Tashkent

Asia/Tbilisi

Asia/Tehran

Asia/Thimphu

Asia/Tokyo

Asia/Ulaanbaatar

Asia/Urumqi

Asia/Vientiane

Asia/Vladivostok

Asia/Yakutsk

Asia/Yekaterinburg

Asia/Yerevan

Atlantic/Azores

Atlantic/Bermuda

Atlantic/Canary

Atlantic/Cape_Verde

Atlantic/Faroe

Atlantic/Madeira

Atlantic/Reykjavik

Atlantic/South_Georgia

Atlantic/St_Helena

Atlantic/Stanley

Australia/Adelaide

Australia/Brisbane

Australia/Broken_Hill

Australia/Currie

Australia/Darwin

Australia/Eucla

Australia/Hobart

Australia/Lindeman

Australia/Lord_Howe

Australia/Melbourne

Australia/Perth

Australia/Sydney

Europe/Amsterdam

Europe/Andorra

Europe/Athens

Europe/Belgrade

Europe/Berlin

Europe/Bratislava

Europe/Brussels

Europe/Bucharest

Europe/Budapest

Europe/Chisinau

Europe/Copenhagen

Europe/Dublin

Europe/Gibraltar

Europe/Guernsey

Europe/Helsinki

Europe/Isle_of_Man

Europe/Istanbul

Europe/Jersey

Europe/Kaliningrad

Europe/Kiev

Europe/Lisbon

Europe/Ljubljana

Europe/London

Europe/Luxembourg

Europe/Madrid

Europe/Malta

Europe/Mariehamn

Europe/Minsk

Europe/Monaco

Europe/Moscow

Europe/Oslo

Europe/Paris

Europe/Podgorica

Europe/Prague

Europe/Riga

Europe/Rome

Europe/Samara

Europe/San_Marino

Europe/Sarajevo

Europe/Simferopol

Europe/Skopje

Europe/Sofia

Europe/Stockholm

Europe/Tallinn

Europe/Tirane

Europe/Uzhgorod

Europe/Vaduz

Europe/Vatican

Europe/Vienna

Europe/Vilnius

Europe/Volgograd

Europe/Warsaw

Europe/Zagreb

Europe/Zaporozhye

Europe/Zurich

Indian/Antananarivo

Indian/Chagos

Indian/Christmas

Indian/Cocos

Indian/Comoro

Indian/Kerguelen

Indian/Mahe

Indian/Maldives

Indian/Mauritius

Indian/Mayotte

Indian/Reunion

Pacific/Apia

Pacific/Auckland

Pacific/Chatham

Pacific/Easter

Pacific/Efate

Pacific/Enderbury

Pacific/Fakaofo

Pacific/Fiji

Pacific/Funafuti

Pacific/Galapagos

Pacific/Gambier

Pacific/Guadalcanal

Pacific/Guam

Pacific/Honolulu

Pacific/Johnston

Pacific/Kiritimati

Pacific/Kosrae

Pacific/Kwajalein

Pacific/Majuro

Pacific/Marquesas

Pacific/Midway

Pacific/Nauru

Pacific/Niue

Pacific/Norfolk

Pacific/Noumea

Pacific/Pago_Pago

Pacific/Palau

Pacific/Pitcairn

Pacific/Ponape

Pacific/Port_Moresby

Pacific/Rarotonga

Pacific/Saipan

Pacific/Tahiti

Pacific/Tarawa

Pacific/Tongatapu

Pacific/Truk

Pacific/Wake

Pacific/Wallis

 

 

Deprecated Time Zone Values

The following time zones are supported for backwards compatibility. They are deprecated since they can lead to confusion. For example, does CST represent Central Standard Time or China Standard Time?

 

ACT

AET

AGT

ART

AST

BET

BST

CAT

CET

CNT

CST

CTT

EAT

ECT

EET

EST

GMT

HST

IET

IST

JST

MET

MIT

MST

NET

NST

PLT

PNT

PRC

PRT

PST

ROK

SST

UCT

UTC

VST

WET

Keywords

  • Daylight saving time
  • Standard time
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