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What standard are Looker's timezones based on?


Last tested: Apr 2, 2019
 

We have a list of timezone settings Looker can use in this doc here: https://docs.looker.com/reference/embedding/timezones

But, where do these timezone names come from? Did we at Looker just make up all these names for different timezones?

Nope! These are the names provided by the IANA Time Zone Database. Here's the link to the IANA website, that has downloadable lists of all these timezone names (if users want to access these names in a script they're writing, for example): https://www.iana.org/time-zones

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