Exception Rule Date formats

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  1. Roatin Marth
    Roatin Marth avatar
    65 posts
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    Nov 2007

    Posted 06 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Just wanted to have a discussion on the formats of the exception rule dates.
    Just had a discussion about the meaning of the Z character when used within a time stamp. 

    The literal "Z" is actually part of the ISO 8601 datetime standard for UTC times. When "Z" (Zulu) is tacked on the end of a time, it indicates that that time is UTC.

    The dates in the exception rule section of the recurrence rule string seem to always contain the Z character indication that the time stamp is in UTC, which I`m seeing is not always accurate. I find that the date time in the exception rule is actually stored in the time zone of the machine that saved the appointment.

    Can anyone at telerik comment on this at all?
    Would you say that is correct from your perspective? Was this intentional?

  2. Answer
    Plamen avatar
    3079 posts

    Posted 09 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Roatin,

    The recurrence rule is made according to the ICalender format, so that the .iso file can be used in other calendars as well. All the calendars that use this format are writing the exceptions in this way and usually the offset is set separately as described in this help article.

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