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How to Convert UTC to Local Time Zone in Snowflake

When we work with the timestamps, the Snowflake stores the time zone data by adding the offset in the end of timestamp. The default time zone of Snowflake is PDT timestamp. In this blog, we will discuss changing the PDT timestamp to the local time zone or UTC.

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Convert PDT to UTC or Local Time Zone in the Snowflake

While storing the timestamps, the Snowflake saves time zone data by inserting an offset at the end of the timestamp. The offset code enables the time zone of the timestamps. Snowflake utilises host server as the base for creating output of the “current_timestamp().”

For converting the PDT timestamp to the local time zone or UTC, we can utilise the below code:

current_timestamp() as pdt_time_zone,
convert_timezone(‘UTC’ , current_timestamp()) as utc_time_zone,
convert_timezone (‘New York/London’, current_timestamp()) as New York_London_time_zone

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This blog helps you learn to convert the PDT timestamp to the local time zone or UTC. It includes the code required for the conversion.

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