[Catalyst] User timezones

Devin Austin devin.austin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 06:23:08 GMT 2009

I would store it in whatever user profile set up you have for each user.
you could simply create a column and add the GMT offset.

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 12:19 AM, Christian Lackas <christian at lackas.net>wr=

> Hi Everybody,
> I wonder how you handle user-specific timezones in Catalyst.
> Our application is used by customers in various locations, and thus
> timezones. I would now like to be able to specify the user's timezone in
> his database entry and then show all times to her accordingly.
> Most of the time data is stored in the database (also show some
> filesystem dates at other places, and there are probably more sources,
> but let's concentrate on the database first).
> Is there a way to handle this transparently? If I use
> inflation/deflation (as does DBIx::Class::DateTime for instance),
> I could handle the conversion transparently, however, since the timezone
> depends on the user, I cannot define it in the DBIx add_columns()
> definition. And manually adjusting the timezone after the data leaves
> the Model is probably no good idea either (to easy to forget something
> or make a mistake).
> Is there any magic switch I could set (for instance if the user is
> authorized or the session restored) to automatically get the right time
> for the user?
> Christian
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