Changing the Atom Timezone

Document created by thanh_n88 Employee on Oct 3, 2018Last modified by thanh_n88 Employee on Oct 4, 2018
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Sometimes you want to change the atom timezone rather than use scripting to alter the time reflected in your data. The timezone is shown in the "Startup Properties" tab of the atom. In this example, the timezone is UTC-10:00 Hawaii Standard Time.



Note: If you are using the Dell Boomi atom clouds (or someone else's cloud), you will not be able to change the timezone of your cloud atom. 


Change via server

The timezone is reflective of the system clock of the server the atom is installed on. If you change the server's timezone then it will be reflected in the atom after restarting the atom.


Change via atom

If you cannot change the server clock, you can do it with the atom properties.

  1. On the local atom go to the <<atom_installation_directory>>\bin directory
  2. Edit the atom.vmoptions file 
  3. Add this statement to set the timezone for the atom, in this example the Chicago timezone ID is used
  4. Restart the atom 


All available Java 8 timezone IDs and UTC offset information can be found in the attached file, Time_Zone_ID.csv or other sources .