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3459407 - Integration Center: DateTime Default Value <TODAY> inconsistencies


You observe inconsistencies in the behavior of the DateTime Default Value: <TODAY> within Integration Center:


For example:

  • When comparing this <TODAY> value to a startDate, you observe that in some cases the match is not achieved despite the two values being equal.
  • However in other cases you may observe that a match is achieved when the two values being equal.
    You may observe similar behaviour on <FIRSTOFMONTH> and / or <FIRSTOFYEAR> DateTime Default Values


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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
    • Integration Center


The calculation of the <TODAY> should always be the start of the day [00:00:00], but currently the underlying Java Calendar function is based on time of the day,

where between 00:00 and 12:00, the value is 00:00:00, and between 12:00 and 00:00:00, the value is 12:00:00. 


This is because of usage of Calender.HOUR which uses the 12 hour format. 



Our Engineering team have began a deeper analysis of these inconsistencies & are carrying out further investigations to determine what option / alternatives are available

Currently there is no confirmed ETA for this:

  • Reference: INT-18065



  • In terms of workaround we have observed that the correct / desired result is achieved if running the job before 12:00PM local time 


Any further information on ETA / additional workarounds will be updated here as it becomes available


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