Returns the UTC date and time for the beginning of the local hour based on the local date and time of the current session.


BeginningOfHour(numHours, baseDateTime, timeZone)

Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes
Business Rules: Read Only Rules Yes
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes
Client Expressions Yes
Object Permissions Yes
Services Yes
Mobile Yes
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes
UI Quick Actions Yes
Reports Yes
Search/Dashboard without field references Yes
Search/Dashboard with field references Yes


Parameter Description
numHours (Optional) The number of intervals. If not specified, uses the default interval which is 0. Can be either a positive integer, to indicate hours in the future, or a negative integer, to indicate hours in the past.  
baseDateTime (Optional) The base date for the function. If not specified, uses the default date which is the current date and time.

(Optional) The time zone, in IANA format.

Return Value

DateTime value in UTC time.

If the application has to display the return value, it implicitly converts it to text, thereby allowing the display format to change depending on your culture code. See Available Languages and Cultures for a list of the culture codes used by Neurons for ITSM.

In this release of Neurons for ITSM, there is a known issue, where if the time zone offset between the current date and time and the DateTime value returned by the function is different, the return value is off by one hour. This happens when the current date is before daylight savings time and the DateTime value that is returned is after daylight savings time, or vice versa.



If today is August 10, 2014 at 11:15:00 AM local time and your time zone is Pacific time (which is UTC-7 during daylight savings time but UTC-8 during standard time), then 11:15:00 AM local time is equivalent to 6:15:00 PM UTC time. This function returns August 10, 2014 at 6:00:00 PM UTC time.