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MyFaces-Date/TimeZone Issue?

 
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Hi Ranchers,

I am having an issue with date display in an JSF application
say 31/12/2006 date is being displayed as 30/12/2006
while in DataBase it is stil 31/12/2006.
what may be an issue?
is it an issue related to MyFaces?
I got a solution to set Environment variable:
CATALINA_OPTS= -Duser.timezone = GMT while starting server (Tomcat5.0)
but I can ask client to do this each time at the server start-up.
So how to set up this var for Tomcat as well as JBoss because this variable solves the problem.

Mycode snippet:

<t:inputText styleClass="inputdis" id="txtLrs11" value="#{scheduleBean.datScheduleDate11}" readonly="true">
<f:convertDateTime timeZone="#{policyBean.timezone}" pattern="MM/dd/yyyy"/>
</t:inputText>
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in the above code:
policyBean.timezone is to set timezone to "GMT+10)" bcos in MyEclipse I don know how to set CATALINA_OPTS.
its working fine but then while saving it to DataBase it is saving as 30/12/2006 instead of 31/12/2006.

Please Help me.
Thanks in Advance.....
 
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I wrote my own datetime converter to get around this issue



Registered my convertor



Usage:

 
Amol Chavan
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Thanks a lot,
Lynette Dawson
It really helped me and issue is resolved now.

Once again thanks for your help.
 
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To resolve the timezone and date pattern issue, an alternative approach can be found here.

http://venkatsadasivam.wordpress.com/2008/07/08/jsf-default-timezone-and-date-pattern/
 
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<f:convertDateTime type="date" pattern="dd/MM/yyyy"/>
use this tag .I think it will work
 
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This is a really irritating property of the JSF datetime converter. It defaults to translating to GMT and the only way to use a local timezone is to either explicitly code the timezone (instead of depending on user locale info) or to use one of the workarounds people have listed above.
 
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Well I was facing the same issue as Amol had, but I removed the timeZone attribute from the <f:convertDateTime /> tag, and guess what I got it on the track.
 
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