Getting the TimeZone Name

May 10, 2004

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) 

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Any idea how to (easily) find the abbreviations for the timezones... i.e. "CST" or "PST"?

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