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)

dateConvert Argument Reference

type
Required

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

date
Required

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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