Daylight Savings Time extended this year

Sunday 11 February 2007 @ 3:02 pm

I just found out that Daylight Savings Time is coming early this year. Instead of April to October DST will now run form the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. If you have reports or other technical systems that do automatic adjustments for DST then these will need to be updated. I just completed a formula for Crystal Reports that adds one hour to all times during the original period. This is handy if you have a server time that doesn’t change and you want the report to show DST. I am in the process of updating this formula to the new DST period and will be including the new formula in “Expert’s Techniques” volume III, due to be released in about a month. If anyone needs the formula before this volume is released, give me a call.

Update on 2/26:
Don’t forget that your system clock may not adjust correctly. Only XP users with Automatic Updates will get a silent fix. Users of older versions can follow Microsoft’s instructions or they can download a free quick fix from IntelliAdmin. Thanks to the Washington Post “Help File” for publishing these links.

(For examples of my most popular formulas, please visit the FORMULAS page on my website.)

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