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    z00p_timestamp and tab_publish_timestamp are in UTC format

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local;

    After Z00p is updated, the z00p_timestamp shows time in the future (/past for other customers).

    The Z00p timestamp is updated according to the UTC time (Coordinated Universal Time).* Using UTC time is a standard required by modern protocols (e.g. OAI). This is done because client and server applications may reside in different time zones. All servers have UTC time.

    The z00p_timestamp (and the $aleph_root/tab/tab_publish_timestamp) are in the following format: YYYYMMDDHHMMSSS.


    Though there are some subtle issues (see ), UTC is basicall the same as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) (the time in Greenwich, England).

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    z00p, timestamp, time, future, past, utc

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013