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Converts Datetime value to corresponding value of the specified time zone. Input can be a column of Datetime values, a literal Datetime value, or a function returning Datetime values.
  • input Datetime value is assumed to be in UTC time zone. Inputs with time zone offsets are invalid.
  • Specified time zone must be a string literal of one of the support time zone values. For more information, see Supported Time Zone Values.

Wrangle vs. SQL: This function is part of Wrangle , a proprietary data transformation language. Wrangle is not SQL. For more information, see Wrangle Language.

Basic Usage

Column reference values:


Output: Returns the values of the myUTCtimestamp converted to US Eastern time zone.

Syntax and Arguments

convertfromutc(date, 'enum-timezone')

ArgumentRequired?Data TypeDescription
dateYdatetimeName of Datetime column, Datetime literal, or function returning a Datetime value.
enum-timezone-stringYstringCase-sensitive string literal value corresponding to the target time zone.

For more information on syntax standards, see Language Documentation Syntax Notes.


Name of a column containing Datetime values, a literal Datetime value, or a function returning Datetime values to convert.

Tip: Use the DATEFORMAT function to wrap values into acceptable formats. See DATEFORMAT Function.

Values are assumed to be in UTC time zone format. Coordinated Universal Time is the primary standard time by which clocks are coordinated around the world.

If an input value is invalid for Datetime data type, a null value is returned. 

  • Column references with time zone offsets are invalid.

  • Missing values for this function in the source data result in missing values in the output.
  • Multiple columns and wildcards are not supported.

Usage Notes:

Required?Data TypeExample Value
YesDatetime (column reference, function, or literal)sourceTime


String literal value for the time zone to which to convert.

NOTE: These values are case-sensitive.

Example values:


For more information on supported time formatting strings, see Supported Data Types.


Tip: For additional examples, see Common Tasks.

Example - Time zone conversion

This example shows how you can use the following functions to convert Datetime values to different time zones.
  • CONVERTFROMUTC - Converts valid Datetime values from UTC time zone to a specified time zone. See CONVERTFROMUTC Function.
  • CONVERTTOUTC - Converts valid Datetime values from a specified time zone to UTC time zone. See CONVERTTOUTC Function.
  • CONVERTTIMEZONE - Converts valid Datetime values from one time zone to another. See CONVERTTIMEZONE Function.


22020-03-15 0:00:00
32020-03-15 +08:00
42020-03-15 1:02:03
52020-03-15 4:02:03
62020-03-15 8:02:03
72020-03-15 12:02:03
82020-03-15 16:02:03
92020-03-15 20:02:03
102020-03-15 23:02:03


When you import the above dates,  Trifacta SaaS may not recognize the column as a set of dates. You can use the column menus to format the date values to the following standardized format:


Transformation Name Change column data type
Parameter: Columns datetime
Parameter: New type Date/Time
Parameter: Date/Time type yyyy*mm*dd*HH:MM:SS

When the type has been changed, row 1 and row 3 have been identified as invalid. You can use the following transformation to remove these rows:

Transformation Name Filter rows
Parameter: Condition Custom formula
Parameter: Type of formula Custom single
Parameter: Condition ISMISMATCHED(datetime, ['Datetime','yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss','yyyy*mm*dd*HH:MM:SS'])
Parameter: Action Delete matching rows

When the Datetime values are consistently formatted, you can use the following transformations to perform conversions. The following tranformation converts the values from UTC to US/Eastern time zone:

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula CONVERTFROMUTC(datetime, 'US\/Eastern')
Parameter: New column name 'datetimeUTC2Eastern'

This transformation now assumes that the date values are in US/Pacific time zone and converts them to UTC:

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula CONVERTTOUTC(datetime, 'US\/Pacific')
Parameter: New column name 'datetimePacific2UTC'

The final transformation converts the date time values between arbitrary time zones. In this case, the values are assumed to be in US/Alaska time zone and are converted to US/Hawaii time zone:

Transformation Name New formula
Parameter: Formula type Single row formula
Parameter: Formula CONVERTTIMEZONE(datetime, 'US\/Alaska', 'US\/Hawaii')
Parameter: New column name 'datetimeAlaska2Hawaii'


22020-03-15 00:00:002020-03-14 22:00:002020-03-15 07:00:002020-03-14 20:00:00
42020-03-15 01:02:032020-03-14 23:02:032020-03-15 08:02:032020-03-14 21:02:03
52020-03-15 04:02:032020-03-15 02:02:032020-03-15 11:02:032020-03-15 00:02:03
62020-03-15 08:02:032020-03-15 06:02:032020-03-15 15:02:032020-03-15 04:02:03
72020-03-15 12:02:032020-03-15 10:02:032020-03-15 19:02:032020-03-15 08:02:03
82020-03-15 16:02:032020-03-15 14:02:032020-03-15 23:02:032020-03-15 12:02:03
92020-03-15 20:02:032020-03-15 18:02:032020-03-16 03:02:032020-03-15 16:02:03
102020-03-15 23:02:032020-03-15 21:02:032020-03-16 06:02:032020-03-15 19:02:03

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