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I have a workflow field update which stamps the last modified date to a custom date field.

Right now I am in PST and I see lastModifiedDate as 12-28-2017 4.59PM and in backend 2017-12-29T00:59:37.000+0000.

And the workflow assignment also assigns the value as 12-29-2019.

So does workflow uses the GMT value and not the time that the current user is in?

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You're assigning the DateTime value to Date field, without providing any conversion it might use incorrect date.

Use DATEVALUE function in your formula for getting correct date:

DATEVALUE(LastModifiedDate)
  • Does it mean it is using GMT date right now? And will DATEVALUE() will provide date based on the current user timezone. – Saumya Ranjan Satapathy Dec 29 '17 at 18:00
  • That's correct. It is not an issue with workflow but DateTime to Date conversion, also happens in apex by default. – Raul Dec 29 '17 at 20:53

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