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Date filter using incorrect timezone

I'm using the report viewer embedded via an Iframe.  My report has a date filter which has the default value expression of "Today()" however this is returning yesterdays date (I suspect UTC date) however my timezone is New Zealand (UTC + 13).  I can see in the network request that this date has already been calculated when I request the report from the server.  I've set my timezone to New Zealand inside the syncfusion settings and I've tried setting the report language to en-NZ however neither has worked.

Is there somewhere I can tell syncfusion reports which timezone to use for my filters?


3 Replies

VS Vinoth Srinivasan Syncfusion Team November 15, 2019 06:24 AM

Hi Hayden, 

We need to follow the below steps to render the date based on your culture in your Application. We have provided en-AU culture as example. 
1.Ensure to stop the Report Server application from the desktop shortcut – “Stop Syncfusion Report Server”. 

2.Download your required culture script from the below link. 

3.Paste the downloaded culture script file only into the below locations as shown in below snap. 
{{InatalledLocation}}:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Report Server\ReportServer.Web\ Scripts\EssentialJS\i18n\ 
{{InatalledLocation}}:\Syncfusion\Report Server\ReportServer.Web\  Scripts\EssentialJS\i18n\ 
4.Paste the downloaded localetext script file only into the below locations as shown in below snap. 
 {{InatalledLocation}}:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Report Server\ReportServer.Web\ Scripts\Localization\reportviewer 
{{InatalledLocation}}:\Syncfusion\Report Server\ReportServer.Web\ Scripts\Localization\reportviewer 

5. Refer the pasted file reference in to “ReportViewer.cshtml” file like below from the below locations as shown in below code example and snap. 
    {{InatalledLocation}}:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Report Server\ReportServer.Web\Views\FileRender 
    {{InatalledLocation}}:\Syncfusion\Report Server\ReportServer.Web\Views\FileRender 

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" /> 
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" /> 

    <link rel='nofollow' href="@Url.Content("~/Content/Styles/EssentialJS/reportviewer/bootstrap-theme/ej.reportviewer.min.css")" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> 
    @Styles.Render(DeviceDetection.IsMobile ? "~/styles/file-render-report-mobile" : "~/styles/file-render-report") 
    @Scripts.Render(DeviceDetection.IsMobile ? "~/scripts/report-render-mobile" : "~/scripts/report-render") 

              <script src="~/Scripts/EssentialJS/i18n/ej.culture.@string.Concat(language,".min.js")"></script> 
        var getLinkReportName = "@ViewBag.ItemName"; 
6. create the en-AU folder add messages.po file to load the server with culture in below server installed locations as shown in below snap. 
{{InatalledLocation}}:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Report Server\ReportServer.Web\ locale 
{{InatalledLocation}}:\Syncfusion\Report Server\ReportServer.Web\locale 

Please find the below en-AU folder with messages.po file. 

7. Start the Report Server Application from the desktop shortcut – “Start Syncfusion Report Server”. 

8. Click the culture button in server and change the culture to Australia as shown in below snap. 
Output snap: 

Please let us know if you need any clarification. 

Vinoth S. 

HH Hayden Harrison November 17, 2019 03:40 PM

I've previously done the first half of these steps to get my date to format in the correct order for NZ (dd/mm/yyyy) which works fine but my issue now is the actual timezone seems to be wrong. i.e. the control shows yesterdays date as New Zealand is UTC + 12. I've set my timezone to NZ in the report server settings to no avail.  Can you confirm these steps below will make the report date picker use the correct timezone?  I don't see anything in these files that specifies the timezone to use.    

MS Mahendran Shanmugam Syncfusion Team November 18, 2019 04:53 AM

Hi Hayden, 

We suspect you are getting timezone issue when choosing the datatime value from parameter block. So you can follow the previously shared steps and instead of en-AU could you please use the en-NZ. Please find the below attached files for your reference. 

Let us know if you need any clarification. 

Mahendran S. 

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