Time Fields In the Document Task Flow Content Profile Show GMT Regardless Of User Timezone (Doc ID 1369017.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.4.0 to 11.1.1.5.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Documents uploaded via the Document Explorer task flow and a custom profile set the Date and Expiration Date to GMT, regardless of the Spaces or UCM profile user time zone.

Steps To Reproduce:

  1. Upload a new Word Document to a space from the Document Explorer task flow
  2. Checked the Date from the Document Explorer by clicking on Edit button under Advanced section.
    Example:
    8/26/11 10:54 AM
  3. Bring up Content Information for the same document from Content Server directly from Browser Content, and that shows the following date
    8/25/11 11:54 PM

    This means that there is an 11 hour difference between the 2 values.
  4. Set the following Expiration Date from the Document Explorer task flow also from Edit Advanced:
    3/31/12 12:00 AM
  5. Refreshing Content Information from the same document shows the following Expiration Date:
    3/30/12 1:00 PM

    Again, there is 11 hours difference.

    The Date command returned the following time for the time of uploading the document:
    Fri Aug 26 06:54:99 EDT 2011

    This means that WebCenter time is 4 hours ahead of the system time and UCM time is 7 hours behind the system time.
  6. Add the following line to <fmw_home>/user_projects/domains/wc_domain/ucm/cs/config/config.cfg:

    "SystemTimeZone=GMT"
  7. Restart WC_Spaces and UCM_server1.
  8. Upload a new document from Document Explorer and notice that the difference between the WebCenter , the offsets from the system date became different for a new document:

    Document Explorer Task Flow: 8/26/11 3:48 PM
    UCM: 8/26/11 4:48 AM
    Date on server: Fri Aug 26 07:48:13 EDT 2011

    Even now, there is 11 hours difference between WebCenter time and UCM time, however, WebCenter time seems to be 8 hours ahead of system date, and UCM time seems to be 3 hours behind system date.

Cause

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