dateConvert

Converts local time to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC),
or UTC to local time. The function uses the daylight savings
settings in the executing computer to compute daylight
savings time, if required.

dateConvert(type, date) → returns DateTime

Member Function Syntax

date.convert(type)

Argument Reference for the dateConvert function

type

Required: Yes
Values:
  • 'local2Utc' - Converts local time to UTC time.
  • 'utc2Local' - Converts UTC time to local time.

date

Required: Yes
Values:
  • now()
  • createDateTime()

Compatibility

ColdFusion:

Version 4+ Member function is available in CF 11+.

Lucee:

Member function is not available.

Examples sample code invoking the dateConvert function


Converting Local to UTC

utc_datetime = dateConvert('local2Utc', now());

Converting UTC to Local

This example makes sense only if your server time is UTC. now() uses your server settings when creating a datetime object.

local_datetime = dateConvert('utc2Local', now());

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