Home SalesforceFlow Get User Time Zone Offset in Salesforce

Get User Time Zone Offset in Salesforce

by Dhanik Lal Sahni
Time Zone Offset

In Salesforce, the User Time Zone Offset is the difference in hours and minutes between the user’s time zone and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Salesforce applications frequently need to show date and time values in the user’s local time zone, which may differ from the time zone of the Salesforce server or the organization’s default time zone.

Usage for User Time Zone Offset

Using the User Time Zone Offset in Salesforce is critical for ensuring that date and time data is appropriately provided to users based on their local time zones, particularly in applications that serve users from several geographical regions. The following are some popular use cases and examples of how the User Time Zone Offset can be used in Salesforce:

1. Displaying Dates and Times in User’s Local Time

To prevent confusion, date and time data displayed on Visualforce pages, Lightning components, or any Salesforce UI must be converted from UTC to the user’s local time zone. For UI elements, Salesforce usually takes care of this conversion automatically; however, we may need to apply the user’s time zone offset manually if we are doing custom rendering or computations.

2. Scheduling Functionality

We must take account of each user’s time zone if our application is capable of scheduling events, deadlines, meetings and so on. Use the User Time Zone Offset to ensure that the planned times are accurately converted to and displayed in the local time of each user.

3. SOQL Queries with Date Functions

When using SOQL queries to filter data based on date or datetime fields, keep in mind that these fields are kept in UTC. Suppose our query logic is based on the user’s local time (for example, fetching records created “today” from the user’s perspective). In that case, we need to change our query parameters using the user’s timezone offset.

4. Cross-Geographical Teams

In organisations with staff scattered across multiple time zones, managing time zone offsets appropriately is critical for cooperation. When assigning work, arranging meetings, or setting deadlines, use the correct time zone to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Getting Timezone Offset in Apex

We can use the below code to get the timezone in Salesforce Apex.

Check out our other post to Convert Datetime of one Timezone to Datetime of another Timezone.

Getting Timezone Offset in Flow

Create a formula field of number type and put the below formula.

Timezone OffSet in Flow - SalesforceCodex

Test Page

Similar Posts

Convert Datetime of one Timezone to Datetime of another Timezone

 Zip Code to Time Zone using ZipCodeAPI in Salesforce

Searching Text in Flow Data Table

You may also like

Leave a Comment

Top 10 Salesforce Service Cloud Features Top 10 Best Practices for Lightning Flow Facts and Statistics for Salesforce’s Size and Market Share Top 5 Contract Management Salesforce Apps Top 10 Enterprise Integration Use Cases