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sseanhennessyy
Obsidian | Level 7

I was playing around with our usage report today and noticed something strange. I'm seeing time recorded for usage later than the current time (see below).

 

The 'Now' column is using the now() function from a calculated item.


Any ideas why this might be happening? The most current actions look to be the one I am currently taking within SAS VA.

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sseanhennessyy
Obsidian | Level 7

Yep, I think that is exactly what is happening. Thanks!

Kurt_Bremser
Super User

We have similar issues. now() will give us local time, but the timestamps in the system's user base (AIX) are in GMT. In the summer, I can see password changes at 5 am 😉

sseanhennessyy
Obsidian | Level 7

I was able to get around this by making a calculated item using this formula in VA:

 

TreatAs(_Datetime_, ( TreatAs(_Number_, 'Timestamp'n) - TreatAs(_Number_, TimeFromHMS(6, 0, 0)) ))

 

the 6 in the TimeFromHMS( ) function is how many hours you need to move it, in this case, I'm calculating for central time.

 

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