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2089497 - TIMEZONE Column and Supported International Time Zone Codes - Platform


  • What are the supported time zones in the SuccessFactors Application?
  • What values can go in TIMEZONE column of user import file?
  • Is it possible to set up a default TIMEZONE to users? So that when importing users with TIMEZONE field empty it defaults to that timezone.


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  • The SuccessFactors Application uses the field "TIMEZONE" in User Data File (UDF) imported on Employee Import to determine the timezone of each user within the system;
  • All displayed and reported times will be on the user timezone;
  • It is not possible to select a default timezone to the users, If a timeZone value is not loaded the field will be automatically populated with a default of Eastern Standard Time.
  • In proxying, the system will show the login user timezone as basis not the user being proxied as.
  • In the list attached, change the locales in your user import files to the values shown for the Timezone ID column. This document provides a list of timezones available in the SF system.


Timezone Logic:

  • SAP SuccessFactors is using timezones defined in the Java Platform.
  • The Java Platform uses the IANA timezones:
  • Hence SAP SuccessFactors is using the standard universal timezones defined by IANA.
  • The values to be imported are case-sensitive and must align with the guide below.
    If the case-sensitivity is not adhered to, the default timezone will be applied to users.


Current timezone list:

It is not possible to get all the available timezones used in SuccessFactors using ad hoc or using import/export data.
Supported Timezones

Depreciated Timezones (no longer supported)

See the following for a details overview on the Supported Time Zone Values

See Also

For INTERNAL ONLY see reference within internal memo.


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