Posted: 24 Aug 2017 15:24 EDT Last activity: 16 Oct 2018 12:03 EDT
How EST and EDT conversion works when the user profile configured with America/New_York Time Zone
The system I am developing is writing some data into an external SQL Database configured to keep the date time value in GMT. Meanwhile users in Pega have the time zone as America/New_York in their profile. If I save (on August 24th 2017) a date time value as August 01st 2017 EDT 6 AM and it goes to database as 2017-08-01 10:00:00. When the user retrieve the value it shows as 2017-08-01 06:00:00 in the user interface.
Question here is, if the user try to retrieve the same value somewhere in December 2017 (after the time zone change as GMT-5), will Pega show as 2017-08-01 06:00:00 or 2017-08-01 05:00:00?
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In your case, I would expect that you would continue to see 2017-08-01 06:00:00, because that date is an EDT date for America/New_York, but if you did something like add 120 days, it would become 05:00:00, because you would stop being EDT and become EST.