For the first time, the APIs by Example column focuses on APIs tied to V5R3. And time is exactly the topic of this week’s article, or to be more precise, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). You can use UTC time recording to make timestamps time zone independent. Today, I show you some examples of how to use UTC timestamps in your applications, and I offer a service program to perform the functions involved in this approach.
However, let’s begin with a little context information. UTC is the standard time zone that all other time zones use as offset base.