Navigating through records can be confusing when the timestamps don't match your local time. This article explains why the date and time might appear different and how to interpret them correctly.
UTC Time Stamps
When you look at the history of a record, you'll notice the timestamps are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). We use UTC across all records to maintain a consistent and reliable audit trail. This standardized approach means there's only one time and date value for each action taken on a record in the database.
How Local Time is Reflected
While the system stores all times in UTC, you will view these timestamps converted to your local time zone. This automatic adjustment allows you to understand the history of records according to your time zone, whether you're a few hours ahead or behind UTC.
Example of Record Time Stamps
Here's what you might see in the history section for record creation and modification:
- Created: 2015-06-08 10:45:53 UTC
- Created By: Softools
- Modified: 2016-06-10 08:29:01 UTC
- Modified By: Softools
Time Zone Conversion Examples
To help you understand how UTC translates to local times around the world, here's a handy conversion chart:
Note: The above times are examples and may vary based on local daylight saving adjustments.
If you encounter any issues or have questions regarding the time zone adjustments, please don't hesitate to reach out to your site administrator. They can provide you with additional support and guidance.