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Helper I
Helper I

A common time - UTC

We have projects throghout the US and the one constant is they must report at 5pm the projects local time.

We know for each project and its location and the time zone it must report in (that is stored for our use)
We have local people entering in transactions but also remote people (differnt time zones) helping them entering in transactions into the same project

Regardless if they are remote or local the cutoff time is still based on that projects local timezone

 

Sooooo how do I ignore peoples local time zone and base the transaction totally on UTC (?)  and then from the projects time zone

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Thank you both.. this worked.  I was then able to convert it to the projects time zone

Switch(selectDRO.Selected.Time_x0020_Zone,
"H",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-10,Hours),
"A",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-8,Hours),
"P",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-8,Hours),
"PD",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-7,Hours),
"M",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-7,Hours),
"MD",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-6,Hours),
"C",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-6,Hours),
"CD",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-5,Hours),
"E",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-5,Hours),
"ED",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-4,Hours))

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Super User III
Super User III

@iskhj000 

You will want to convert your times to UTC.  You can learn more about it in the documentation here.

But, basically, you can convert to UTC with this formula:

DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes )

Note: if you are working with a specific date columns, you will want to specify that in the formula (including the TimeZoneOffset function:

DateAdd( yourDateColumn, TimeZoneOffset(yourDateColumn), Minutes )

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Community Support
Community Support

HI @iskhj000 ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to ignore people's local time, and record the cutoff time based on UTC time zone?

 

I agree with @RandyHayes 's thought almost. I think the DateAdd() and TimeZoneOffset() function could achieve your needs.

I have made a test on my side, please take a try with the following formula:

DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes)     /* <-- Convert current time into UTC format */

If you want to convert a specific Date column value in youe data source into UTC format, please take a try with the following formula:

DateAdd(YourDateColumn, TimeZoneOffset(YourDateColumn), Minutes)

Please check the following article for more details:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-dateadd-datediff#con...

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Thank you both.. this worked.  I was then able to convert it to the projects time zone

Switch(selectDRO.Selected.Time_x0020_Zone,
"H",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-10,Hours),
"A",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-8,Hours),
"P",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-8,Hours),
"PD",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-7,Hours),
"M",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-7,Hours),
"MD",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-6,Hours),
"C",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-6,Hours),
"CD",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-5,Hours),
"E",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-5,Hours),
"ED",DateAdd(DateAdd( Now(), TimeZoneOffset(), Minutes),-4,Hours))

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