Set the UTC time field to follow a specific time zone

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a time standard commonly used across the world. When attempting to get a specific time zone following the UTC time standard, the time that is set may not match the time zone.

The instructions provided describe how to set the UTC time field to follow a specific time zone.


There are two ways to resolve this issue. Refer to the steps below.

ArcGIS Server Manager interface
  1. Log in to ArcGIS Server Manager:
  2. Click Services, and select the desired service.
  3. Click Parameters.
  4. In the Date Field Setting, select the require time zone in the drop-down list, click the Values are adjusted for daylight savings box.

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ArcGIS Server Administrator Directory
  1. Navigate to the ArcGIS Server Administrator Directory:
  2. Log in with the ArcGIS Server Administrator account. For more information, refer to the following link, ArcGIS Server: Accounts used by ArcGIS Server.
  3. Click services, and select the desired service (MapServer).

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and under Supported Operations, click edit.
  5. On the Edit MapServer page, include the following properties: dateFieldsRespectsDaylightSavingTime and dateFieldsTimezoneID. Ensure the properties are placed after the maxRecordCount property.

For more information, refer to ArcGIS REST API: Service Types. However, the document mentions dateFieldsRespectsDaylightSavingsTime, which is incorrect, as 'Savings' must be spelled as 'Saving'.

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