Pete Freitag Pete Freitag

Getting the TimeZone Name

Published on May 10, 2004
By Pete Freitag

CFML's function GetTimeZoneInfo will give you timezone offsets, and day light savings time information, but if you want the name of the timezone your ColdFusion server is in you can use java's TimeZone class:

<cfset tz = CreateObject("java", "java.util.TimeZone")>
<cfset tz = tz.getDefault()>
<cfoutput>TimeZone: #tz.getDisplayName()# (#tz.getID()#)</cfoutput>

The output when I run it is:

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (America/New_York) 

Getting the TimeZone Name was first published on May 10, 2004.

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Any idea how to (easily) find the abbreviations for the timezones... i.e. "CST" or "PST"?
by Jake on 01/14/2006 at 4:01:00 PM UTC