Setting Time Zone

Data is stored as Unix Time by LogScale (see Parsing Timestamps for details) but by default displayed in the local time zone according to the OS on which your browser runs.

It is possible to change the default time zones tempararily and/or permanently.

Changing the Time Zone Temporarily

You can change the default time zone from the User Interface temporarily and run the search on different time zones. This is useful when working with a colleague situated in another time zone, and both wish to see timestamps with the same value.

  1. From the Search page, enter a query in the Query editor.

  2. Click the arrow next to the Time Zone dropdown field (top right corner) and select the desired time zone from the list. It is also possible to select a time zone by starting typing in Time Zone dropdown field, for example +02:00 Copenhagen

  3. Click Run in the query editor or press Enter to start the query running. The new time zone is supported in the search link and is retained if the URL is copied in a new tab.

  4. Click the (revert) icon to reset the time zone to default.

Data Time Zone

Figure 72. Data Time Zone

Changing the Time Zone Permanently

You can globally set the time zone to a specific, preferred value.

  1. Click the User Icon (upper right corner) and go to Manage your AccountGeneral.

  2. Under Timezone select the relevant time zone from the list.

  3. Click Save to confirm your changes. You can always change the value back to browser default.