This function is used in Python Scripting.

Description

Returns the current time zone's offset versus UTC for a given instant, taking Daylight Saving Time into account.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.

Syntax

system.date.getTimezoneOffset([date])

  • Parameters

Date date- The instant in time for which to calculate the offset. Uses now() if omitted. [optional]

  • Returns

Double - The time zone offset compared to UTC, in hours.

  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples
Code Snippet
# This example will give the time zone offset using the date February 22, 2021
# and the computers current time zone.

date = system.date.getDate(2021, 1, 22)
print system.date.getTimezoneOffset(date) # returns -8.0 (if you are in Pacific Daylight Time)
Keywords

system date getTimezoneOffset, date.getTimezoneOffset