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    SIS and Date format with "Z" in User XSD

    • Product: Alma

     

    Question 

    The SIS XSD version 2 has "Z" at the end of the dates, e.g.:

    <start_date>2014-10-26Z</start_date>

    What’s the ‘Z’ for? 

    Answer 

     

    To specify a time zone, the date is indicated in UTC time by adding a "Z" after the date - like this:
    <start>2002-09-24Z</start>

    or it is possible to specify an offset from the UTC time by adding a positive or negative time behind the date - like this:
    <start>2002-09-24-06:00</start>
    or
    <start>2002-09-24+06:00</start>

    Quoted from:
    http://www.w3schools.com/xml/schema_dtypes_date.asp

     


    • Article last edited: 14-AUG-2017
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