Does Marketo automatically adjust when daylight savings time ends (and vice-versa)?

Dan_Stevens_
Level 10 - Champion Alumni

Does Marketo automatically adjust when daylight savings time ends (and vice-versa)?

There have been a few discussions on this topic in the community but there still doesn't seem to be a clear cut answer to this.  Here's what exists today:

Daylight Saving Time

Our instance's default timezone is "(GMT-04:00) Eastern Daylight Time (America/New_York) (EDT)".  On November 1 - when daylight savings time ends in the US - will all date-related assets (e.g., calendar tokens), report subscriptions, etc.) be adjusted automatically?  We're primarily concerned with the existing times defined in calendar tokens for active events throughout our instance.  I really hope we don't have to adjust these manually after November 1.

Julenne King-Concension

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Stijn_Heijthuij
Level 6

Re: Does Marketo automatically adjust when daylight savings time ends (and vice-versa)?

Hi Dan,

My assumption; yes.

Marketo has a System DateTime Token (System Tokens Glossary - Marketo Docs - Product Docs ) which I assume is automatically updated on DST. It would make sense to have all campaigns / wait steps connected to this system DateTime.

Makes me curious on what will happen if you schedule a campaign to launch in the 1 hour void

Dan_Stevens_
Level 10 - Champion Alumni

Re: Does Marketo automatically adjust when daylight savings time ends (and vice-versa)?

That's my assumption as well.  I really hope someone from Marketo can respond here with a formal/official answer.

Mel_Dadoly
Level 3

Re: Does Marketo automatically adjust when daylight savings time ends (and vice-versa)?

Hi all,

Marketo does automatically adjust for daylight savings time.