I have set up the Marketing Cloud time zones to GMT. Issue is that every other time setting (automations, imports, etc) run on Central Time. Is this a default setting or is there a way to set everything to GMT?

  • This really bothers me in file imports and exports, because when running them on short morning in GMT e.g. 4o´clock on date: 21.03.2018 the day parameter is different on GMT (will be 21.03.2018) and CT(20.03.2018) or whatever timezone the servers running on. Is there a way to manipulate these values? Mar 21, 2018 at 6:34
  • Unfortunately no. The servers run on cst. You can add an intermediate step that adjusts for time differences with an OFFSET sql function
    – 0xsegfault
    Mar 21, 2018 at 7:22
  • But the offset would only be useful when i would extract the values which are stored in dataviews or where i salesforce itself writes the date-values, right? This wouldnt help on the import file or data extract activities with wildcard parameters. Mar 21, 2018 at 8:10

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Server time is in CST. Stack 4 is on Mountain Time. Daylight savings is not observed.

What is the system timezone in Marketing Cloud and does it consider DST?

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