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Strange behaviour with date/time

(Jorgen Andreasson) #1

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Backendless Version (3.x / 5.x, Online / Managed / Pro )


Client SDK (REST / Android / Objective-C / Swift / JS )


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Expected Behavior

Please describe the expected behavior of the issue, starting from the first action.

  1. I can see the date/time as, say, 4/3/2018 00:00:00 on the server saved as DateTime
  2. When loading it into the app (macOS) using Swift and not init(), I get 3/3/2018 23:00:00
  3. E.g. loosing an hour and going to the previous day.

Actual Behavior

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(Anton Govorushkin) #2

Hi, @jorgen-andreasson

If you are viewing the datetime values in console - they are displayed in your locale. Values in the database are stored in UTC, that is why the response differs from the value you see in the console.
You may want to enable dates in UTC in console to see actual values stored in database.


(Jorgen Andreasson) #3

Thank you for the help.
They must have been stored during SummerTime.