Wednesday 13 March 2024

How to convert datetime to specific timezone ? in MuleSoft 118

 How to convert datetime to specific timezone ? in MuleSoft

Here's how to convert a datetime to a specific timezone in MuleSoft 4:

1. Using DataWeave:

DataWeave provides a comprehensive approach for datetime manipulation and timezone conversion. Here's the method:

%dw 2.0
// Sample datetime (adjust format if needed)
var originalDatetime = "2024-03-14T10:00:00Z";

// Target Timezone (replace with your desired zone)
var targetZone = "America/Los_Angeles";

// Convert to specific timezone
var convertedDatetime = originalDatetime in zone targetZone;


  • Define the original datetime string in the desired format (e.g., "YYYY-MM-DD'T'HH:mm:ss'Z'").

  • Specify the target timezone as a string using the Olson Timezone Database format (e.g., "America/Los_Angeles").

  • The in zone operator performs the conversion. The original datetime is converted to the specified target zone.

2. Using MEL (Message Expression Language):

MEL offers a limited approach but can be used for basic conversions. Here's the syntax:


#[(payload as Date).format('yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss z', 'America/Los_Angeles')]


  • This expression casts the payload to a Date object.

  • It then uses the format function to convert the datetime to a string with the specified format ('yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss z').

  • The second argument to the format function defines the target timezone.

Choosing the Right Approach:

  • DataWeave: This is the preferred method due to its flexibility, readability, and ability to handle various datetime formats and timezones.

  • MEL: While functional for simple conversions, MEL can become complex for handling different datetime formats or manipulating the converted value further.

Additional Considerations:

  • Ensure the payload format matches the expected format for conversion.

  • Error handling can be implemented to gracefully handle cases where the payload might not be in the expected format.

Here are some helpful resources for further understanding:

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