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How to start analysis at 6AM for different timezones?

Question asked by Roger Palmen on Dec 17, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2019 by Roger Palmen

Hi All,

Just making a round to see if there are any options that i've overlooked for this challenge. I have a central PI/AF Server where i need to generate EventFrames for each day for each production site. The server is in the US and runs on US regional settings & local timezone. The sites are located across the globe, and thereby in different timezones with different DST rules. How to determine at any given time that it is 6AM at a specific site?

 

Idea that works, but i don't like:

  • Create local tags using e.g. a Performance Equation '*'. Pro: well, it works. Con: It assumes you have control over the local server(s), any local issues with time lagging could put you one ot two minutes off, not sure how PE deals with local regional settings nor how this is translated across the systems in different timezones, and last but not least, it's a PE...

 

Idea i do like:

 

Any other ideas? I prefer options that are self-contained, and thus touch as few systems as possible and have as few as possible assumptions / requirements on the systems it's run on.

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