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Is it possible to set the timezone in iDigi ?

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Hi !

I'm using the iDigi Devices management part, and the timezone there appears to be hard-coded to Minnesota time :)

Is it possible to set the timezone somewhere so that time of events can be displayed in the appropriate timezone ?

Thanks and BR,
nirg
asked May 30, 2011 in Device Manager by nirg New to the Community (8 points)

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Hi,

Which time are you referring to...the time that shows up in the table of devices, such as last connect time, or the time for a particular device that shows up under System Information -> Device statistics?

Chris
answered May 31, 2011 by cpopp Seasoned Professional (151 points)
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I mentioned this point too and submitted it to the support.

So far I understood, a change request has be initiated for the next release of iDigi.
answered Aug 17, 2011 by bernhara New to the Community (5 points)
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I had the same problem and it appears to be fixed now. There was a change implemented in iDigi 2.3, which was deployed on developer.idigi.com a couple days ago. This change will convert time to UTC rather than US central time, when using idigi-db (and possibly some custom presentations) to upload your sensor data. It fixed my problem for sure!

Here is the entry from the iDigi 2.3 Release Notes:

Timestamp Normalization Behavior Change:

In previous versions, record timestamps that did not explicitly specify UTC (or an offset from UTC) in ISO 8601 format were normalized to UTC assuming they were US Central Time (with DST offset per US standards). They will now be normalized assuming they are in UTC time to provide a more consistent and global standard.

Smart Energy applications, and other applications that specified the absolute time reference in supported formats will NOT be affected by this change. Also, records uploaded with unreadable timestamps, or obviously incorrect timestamps (such as those far in the past), are likely NOT affected by this change as these timestamps are ignored and records are timestamped with the time of posting to iDigi in UTC.

Those using the production, unmodified, idigi-db Dia presentation, or any other application that provides a timestamp readable by iDigi, but does not explicitly specify UTC (or the offset from UTC), WILL almost certainly be affected by this behavior change.

Examples of supported timestamp formats:

2012-12-22T03:16:44Z
2012-12-21T19:16:44-08:00

In summary, if you are not already adjusting for the previous behavior in your application, you will not likely be affected by this change. We expect those affected will be a relatively small minority.
answered Nov 6, 2011 by jrp2 New to the Community (3 points)
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The latest version of device cloud(formerly idigi) supports time zone for the data points. i..e, Configured preferences to be used as defaults when new data streams are created.

Login to device cloud, go to Data streams, select your steam and select Preferences button. Now select your time zone and hit OK.
answered Sep 26, 2013 by 16ksa23 Veteran of the Digi Community (426 points)
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Yes,it is possible,you go to setting,option of set time/date and change date or time zone.

:)
answered Sep 27, 2013 by josephrobert New to the Community (2 points)
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