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icon5.gif  Time zone problem - South Africa [message #629896] Wed, 29 September 2010 21:05 Go to next message
KevinD is currently offline KevinDFriend
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Registered: September 2010
Junior Member
Hi!

I'm having an issue with running BIRT reports on a Windows 2008 server, when the users have a South Africa time zone. If I use a GMT time zone or a US or Europe one, then all is ok: Reports show the correct time in relation to the user's time zone. But with the SA time zone, specifically Africa/Harare, the BIRT reports show the times as 1 hour ahead.

This looks like BIRT is using an old definition for daylight savings time settings for the SA time zone. I have checked the time zone version of the JRE and it is up to date. Anyone have any clues as to where BIRT may be getting it's time zone definition from?

Thanks!

KevinD
Re: Time zone problem - South Africa [message #630093 is a reply to message #629896] Thu, 30 September 2010 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason WeathersbyFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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What version of BIRT are you using and how are you setting the timezone?

Jason

On 9/29/2010 5:05 PM, KevinD wrote:
> Hi!
>
> I'm having an issue with running BIRT reports on a Windows 2008 server,
> when the users have a South Africa time zone. If I use a GMT time zone
> or a US or Europe one, then all is ok: Reports show the correct time in
> relation to the user's time zone. But with the SA time zone,
> specifically Africa/Harare, the BIRT reports show the times as 1 hour
> ahead.
>
> This looks like BIRT is using an old definition for daylight savings
> time settings for the SA time zone. I have checked the time zone version
> of the JRE and it is up to date. Anyone have any clues as to where BIRT
> may be getting it's time zone definition from?
>
> Thanks!
>
> KevinD
Re: Time zone problem - South Africa [message #631734 is a reply to message #630093] Fri, 08 October 2010 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KevinD is currently offline KevinDFriend
Messages: 2
Registered: September 2010
Junior Member
Hi Jason,

I am using BIRT 2.3.2 integrated with Maximo - so the time zone is coming from Maximo.
Re: Time zone problem - South Africa [message #631751 is a reply to message #631734] Fri, 08 October 2010 15:36 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason WeathersbyFriend
Messages: 9167
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

Can you try to specifically set it in the web.xml

<!--
Default timezone setting.
Examples: "Europe/Paris", "GMT+1".
Defaults to the container's timezone.
-->
<context-param>
<param-name>BIRT_VIEWER_TIMEZONE</param-name>
<param-value></param-value>
</context-param>

or on the url
__timezone=

Jason

On 10/8/2010 10:49 AM, KevinD wrote:
> Hi Jason,
>
> I am using BIRT 2.3.2 integrated with Maximo - so the time zone is
> coming from Maximo.
>
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