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GMT - script and chart function

This function returns the current Greenwich Mean Time, as derived from the regional settings. The function returns values in the TimestampFormat system variable format.

Whenever the app is reloaded, any load script table, variable or chart object that uses the GMT function will be adjusted to the latest current Greenwich Mean Time as derived from the system clock.


GMT( )

Return data type: dual

These examples use the timestamp format M/D/YYYY h:mm:ss[.fff] TT. The date format is specified in the SET TimestampFormat statement at the top of your data load script. Change the format in the examples to suit your requirements.

Function examples
Example Result
GMT() 3/28/2022 2:47:36 PM

Regional settings

Unless otherwise specified, the examples in this topic use the following date format: MM/DD/YYYY. The date format is specified in the SET DateFormat statement in your data load script. The default date formatting may be different in your system, due to your regional settings and other factors. You can change the formats in the examples below to suit your requirements. Or you can change the formats in your load script to match these examples. For more information, see Modifying regional settings for apps and scripts.

Default regional settings in apps are based on the user profile. These regional format settings are not related to the language displayed in the Qlik Cloud user interface. Qlik Cloud will be displayed in the same language as the browser you are using.

If you are an app creator, you can set the default region for apps you create. For more information, see Setting your preferred regional settings for creating apps and scripts in Qlik Cloud Analytics.

Example 1 - Variable (script)

Example 2 - November start of year (script)

Example 3 - chart object (chart)

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