Time zone difference between applications could cause confusion and error in date/time or date entries. Hence, it is important to understand how Workato handles data that contains time zone elements.
Data/time field with time zone element
The time zone element refers to the time offset in a date/time pill that is passed from the source application.
In Image 1, output of a newly created event in Google Calendar contains start and end date/time pill in the ISO8601 format (International Standard for the exchange of Time and Date data). The "-10:00" is the time offset with respect to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Hence the event is scheduled to start on 2017-04-03 at 12:00:51 Honolulu time (UTC -10:00). There is another common way of displaying date/time in applications. For example: "Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:42:18 EST" means 10:42pm in Eastern Time.
To check if the date/time pill you are passing in contains the time zone element, you could view the output example in the schema body on the right.
Data/time field without time zone element
If a date/time field passed from the source application does not contain any time offset and the target application expects a timezone element, Workato will automatically pass in your Workato default timezone setting. It can be found in the user profile > Settings > Public profile > time zone
To manually add or change the time zone in a date or date/time pill, you can do so in formula mode. Refer to this article for basic date/time formatting