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Time zone ETC/GMT sign value is inverted
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Time zone ETC/GMT sign value is inverted

Question

Why are ETC/GMT Time zones inverted in Analytics for 8x8 Work?

Applies To

  • Analytics for 8x8 Work

Answer

ETC/GMT sign value is inverted by design, so ETC/GMT+5 = GMT -5.

Additional Information

In order to conform with the POSIX style, those zone names beginning with "Etc/GMT" have their sign reversed from the standard ISO 8601 convention. In the "Etc" area, zones west of GMT have a positive sign and those east have a negative sign in their name (e.g "Etc/GMT-14" is 14 hours ahead of GMT).