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Re: TZ in Odoo

Catalyst IT Ltd, Danny W. Adair
- 07/26/2015 03:26:51
Thanks Martin,

On 2015-07-14 20:17, Martin Trigaux wrote:
> On 14/07/15 07:18, Manuel Vázquez wrote:
>> Yes, but change that to whatever you feel like it, and you'll see
>> nothing happens (except probably a warning sign about a mismatch
> between
>> your configuration and your browser): All datetimes will be shown in
>> your OS configured timezone. OTOH, if you change your OS preference,
>> you'll say both the warning and the datetimes will be changed to
> match
>> the user's OS preferences and not the user's Odoo preference.
> Well it's used at some places when we need the user timezone server
> side. Avoid errors, always set the same as your OS timezone.

That's not always practicable.

We work in 7 offices across three time zones. Some accounting tasks are 
done centrally.
For this purpose an accountant will switch to another company, but 
there's no way to switch to the other company's time zone other than by 
changing their computer's OS time zone!

"Company" and "Timezone" are next to each other on the same 
"Preferences" screen, yet only one will do what its name suggests.

> Indeed all datetime are stored in UTC and manipulated (internal
> methods
> or RPC) in UTC. It should be converted in the user TZ only at the last
> moment (rendering).
> As said Ray, if it's not the case somewhere, it is most likely a bug.

This client side conversion at the last moment should use the user's 
preferred time zone as per "Preferences".
It is the _only_ behaviour that makes sense imho.


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> Martin Trigaux
> Odoo (Formerly OpenERP)
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