Help converting DateTime from UTC


#1

I trying to convert a parsed time of “2005-12-01T18:00:00Z” to the local
equivalent.

I’m current in -800 (PST) and so and doing the following:
DateTime.parse(“2005-12-01T18:00:00Z”).new_offset(-8.0/24)

What I get is very close, but not what I would expect:
2005-12-01T09:59:59-0800

How do I get this to show 10:00:00? I don’t really care about the
seconds, so if there is no easy solution, I’ll have to write a method to
round to the nearest minute.

Thanks,
Geary


#2

On Saturday 03 December 2005 5:03 pm, Geary Eppley wrote:

I trying to convert a parsed time of “2005-12-01T18:00:00Z” to the local
equivalent.

I’m current in -800 (PST) and so and doing the following:
DateTime.parse(“2005-12-01T18:00:00Z”).new_offset(-8.0/24)

What I get is very close, but not what I would expect:
2005-12-01T09:59:59-0800

DateTime.parse(“2005-12-01T18:00:00Z”).new_offset(Rational(-8,24))

Kirk H.


#3

Hi,
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Subject: Help converting DateTime from UTC

seconds, so if there is no easy solution, I’ll have to write a method to
round to the nearest minute.

Try
DateTime.parse(“2005-12-01T18:00:00Z”).new_offset(Rational(-8,24))

HTH,

Park H.


#4

thanks. That did it.