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Timezones and the SOAP API

John_M
Marketo Employee
Marketo Employee

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We often get questions on DateTime fields in the SOAP api, and how Marketo handles them (yes, this applies only to SOAP).

So, rule #1. Always use W3c formatted dates. What's that, you ask? I'm glad you asked.. here are the details on Date and Time Formats

     Timezone (U.S. Pacific): 2015-11-09T16:19:52-07:00

     No Timezone: 2015-11-09T16:19:52

So the issue here is how DateTimes are handled when the timezone is not specified.

  • For a custom object the timezone is assumed to be the same as the instance into which the request is sent. That's configurable in the admin section.
  • For a lead, the time is assumed to be US Central Time (GMT-0600)

To avoid this, simply specify the DateTime.

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