Add a time zone record

Applies to User Roles:

System Administrator

To add a time zone record:

  1. Click Tailoring > Database Manager.
  2. In the Form field, type tzfile.
  3. Click Search.
  4. Specify information for the following fields:
    • Time Zone Name identifies the time zone.
    • Description specifies the locations where the time zone applies.
    • Default Date Format is one of these date formats:
      • mm/dd/yy — standard U.S. date format
      • dd/mm/yy — standard European date format
      • yy/mm/dd — optional date format
      • mm/dd/yyyy — standard U.S. date format
      • dd/mm/yyyy — standard European date format
      • yyyy/mm/dd — optional date format
      The value you enter in this field overrides the default date format in the company record.
    • Date Separator is the character that separates the year, month, and date. Only "/","-", or "." is allowed.
    • Time Change Definitions defines every possible time offset that can occur within the time zone:
      • Name (abbr) is the abbreviation for a particular time offset.
      • Offset from GMT is the number of hours, minutes, and seconds the time zone is ahead or behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in this format:
        plus or minushours:minutes:seconds.
        For example, +04:03:02 is ahead of Greenwich Mean Time by 4 hours, 3 minutes, and 2 seconds.
    • Time Change Dates/Indexes defines when time changes occur:
      • Switchover Date is the date and time when the offset begins.
        Type the date and time in this format: datehour:minute:second.
        For example, 04/04/04 02:00:00 switches over on April 4, 2004 at 2 AM.
      • Index of Definition is the index number of the time offset used on the switch over date.
        The index number matches the position the offset has in the Time Change Definitions. The first offset is index 0, the second offset is index 1, and so on.
  5. Click Add.

Your user profile must include the system administration capability word to add this record.

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