Working with utcDateTime Fields in Select Statements in Dynamics AX 2012

by | Updated August 15, 2016 | Development, Dynamics AX

Working with utcDateTime fields in Dynamics AX 2012 can be a bit tricky, but once you understand what is going on, it really does make sense. For example, suppose you are looking in the ProdJournalTable for records that have a journal type of ‘Reported as Finished’, and you want them to be shown for a certain date/time range. Looking at the data in the table browser, it looks like the following:

Report as Finished

So, based on the data, this looks like a quick select statement. The following code is created:

Pretty straightforward job. BUT, when it is run, the infolog returns the following:

Infolog in Dynamics AX


Looking at the code, it appears to be correct.

The issue with this code is that Dynamics AX 2012 will convert the select statement to actually run using the datetime of the user preferred timezone, and not as it is displayed in the Table browser. The code needs to be adjusted to take this information into account when creating the ranging values. Code that will return what is desired should look like the following:


The output from this now resembles the following:

Infolog Message


Please notice the Posted date time in the data above, and compare it to what is displayed in the table browser. Notice how the time zone adjustment has been applied to the data. This is what was causing the job to not return the expected data.

See my previous post for more on working with utcDateTime functionality.

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  1. Bob

    Thank you for a simple and elegant solution to this problem.

  2. Michael Tweiten

    Hello Bob,

    Thanks for the comment!



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