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Status Planned for future release
Categories Reporting
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 15, 2023

Timezone conversion/formatting for time-related variables

We are testing Control Center for monitoring and managing C:D server, and one of the inconvenience we encountered was the lack of formatting options for time-related variables (event elements).

To elablorate, we tried to set up rules and actions to send mail notification on file transfer failure, and these need to include the time of failure, and we tested some time-related variables but these either won't convert with user preferred/Engine timezone or include unnessary information that cannot be formatted.

For example, STRT and dateTime, where the former is always in UTC+0 and cannot be converted to user preferred timezone, while the later is displayed in local timezone, but contains uncessary information such as the time in GMT timezone and can be confusing to look at.

Timezone conversion feature that can be used to auto convert STRT variable, or formatting feature allowing for changing how variable values are displayed would make this kind of notification setup easier to use.

What is your industry? Computer Services
How will this idea be used?

Setting up automatic notifications (mail, SNMP, batch script, etc.)

  • Guest
    Nov 8, 2023

    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for the reply, regarding your question.

    Regarding option 1, I don't recall any option during Control Center installation regarding timezone, and the preferred timezone set in did not seem to apply here, I already asked support about this.

    *See case TS013807325 for more details.

    Regarding option 2, I do not recall there was any configuration in the actions menu that allows for setting timezone per-action, can you elaborate on how to do this?

    Thank you,

    3 replies
  • Admin
    Mike Lamb
    Nov 7, 2023

    Hi John,

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM.

    Do either of these options work for you?

    Option 1: Use the configured time zone at the system level

    Option 2: Set the time zone for each action and include the time zone in email, SNMP, etc.


    Mike Lamb

    Product Manager - Sterling Control Center