# Date for a different, specific time zone?

I’m creating a travel watch where the main hands are the local time. I’m adding a digital time and date for my home time zone. The time part is easy and working.

How do you display the current date from a different time zone?

Thanks!

If you are driving your second time display using an offset from UTC (via #VAR_1# for example), you would get the offset (#VAR_1#), add it to current time (#DH#) and see if it is over 24 or less than zero and add or subtract a day accordingly.

Here is an example where #VAR_1# is a one hour offset value from UTC (0).
\$(#DH#+#VAR_1#)>24?(#Dd#+1):#Dd#\$
Use opacity to hide this Text element if the value is less than zero:
\$(#DH#+#VAR_1#)<0?0:100\$

Then the opposite for hours less than 0:
\$(#DH#+#VAR_1#)<0?(#Dd#-1):#Dd#\$
Use opacity to hide this Text element if the value is greater than or equal to zero:
\$(#DH#+#VAR_1#)>23?0:100\$

I have not tested this, but the concept should work for you.

Awesome, thanks. I’ll give it a shot tonight when I get home.

I swear, some of you have to be Rainman to figure out these formulas!

-M

There is the complication of what happens at the beginning and end of the month and the fact that the length of each month varies. I seem to recall that someone came up with solution for that. If you keep searching through the old posts you may be able to find it.

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