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3479637 - Understanding the "yyMMddHHmmssZ" Date Suffix Format in the Integration Center


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When creating an integration using the date suffix format "yyMMddHHmmssZ", the output filename includes a suffix such as "-0400" or "+0000", etc., as seen in the example below: 

You want to understand why the suffix "-0400" appears at the end of the filename.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
    • Integration Center 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Enter the Integration Center.
  2. Create a new integration.
  3. Go to the "Destination Settings" tab.
  4. Set the "Date suffix format" to yyMMddHHmmssZ.
  5. Run your integration.
  6. Observe the filename, which will display a suffix like "-0400" or other numbers.


As this is a standard Java date format, the suffix is appended to denote the timezone offset from UTC.


It is correct for the "+0000" suffix to appear in the yyMMddHHmmssZ date format, as it denotes the timezone offset from UTC. "+0000" indicates that the time is in UTC, while "-0400" indicates that the time is 4 hours behind UTC (UTC-4).


Date suffix format, yyMMddHHmmssZ, timezone offset, UTC, integration center, filename suffix, Java date format , KBA , LOD-SF-INT-INC , Integration Center , Problem


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