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Status Not under consideration
Categories Compliance
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 6, 2023

Make ITX functions TimeZone and DST aware

Currently when doing computations with timestamps across DST boundaries the functions (tealted to date/time) don't account for DST switches.

This makes the result invalid.

So in our case adding or substracting days from a timestamp doesn't take into account if the resulting timestamp is in summer or wintertime, basically being 1 hour off.

What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

Customers can place an order with delivery in the future.

If we cross the DST threshold than the resulting time is wrong (i.e. the TZ offset of the current time is used in the resulting time).

When an order is placed right before wintertime (+02:00 in our case) the resulting time after switching to wintertime should be +01:00 but it remains +02:00 meaning it's one hour off from UTC.