How to display dates in data objects in the GMT0 timezone

by on February 13, 2015

If a data table in your application has a column of the DATETIME type, the values for that column will be rendered by Backendless Console in mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss format as shown in the screenshot below:

By default, the date values are displayed in the client-side timezone. For many applications, and specifically in some industries like telecommunications or finance, it is important to see the date objects in a “neutral” format and often GMT0 provides that baseline.
Backendless Console makes it trivially easy to switch the rendering of date values in the data objects to the GMT0 timezone. Notice the Show dates in GMT0 toggle. Once turned on, the dates are automatically re-rendered in that timezone: