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getCurrentDateStamp returns Date ahead of server date



The @getCurrentDateStamp() function returns dates in GMT. The dates returned are ahead of the server date. The requirement is the server date.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Configure the sever with a time zone (for example, EST) other than GMT. Use the @getCurrentDateStamp() function to retrieve the date.

Root Cause

The @getCurrentDateStamp() function was used, such that the Current Date was returned from 00:00 AM till 11:59 PM in the server’s time zone. However, the servers were in EST. Hence, after 8 PM EST, the next day’s date stamp was returned.


Perform the following local-change to retrieve the current date in EST: Use @CurrentDate("yyyyMMdd", "EST") Rule Utility Function (RUF).

Published March 24, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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