Allow use of ISO 8601 date format in ArcGIS Online

01-23-2019 11:02 AM
Status: Implemented
Occasional Contributor II

ArcGIS Online should allow for dates to be stored in hosted services as ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD) so that the AGOL front end correctly displays dates as they are recorded. It is silly to make users recalculate their date fields to account for timezones before publishing because the AGOL databases dont store timezone data. Having the time zone data stored with the date makes the calculation converting the presented date into local time no more difficult for the software.

There is a similar idea here.


ISO 8601 is also the standard which is compatible with Pandas datetime objects, and in particular the Pandas read_csv()  function.

Status changed to: Under Consideration
Status changed to: In Product Plan
Status changed to: Implemented

This Idea has been implemented in ArcGIS Pro 3.2, ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 and ArcGIS Online R03 (Oct, 2023 release). Please see the What's New documentation for more new features in Pro 3.2.

The Your Ideas in ArcGIS Pro 3.2 blog and video have been posted to the Esri Community blog. You can take a look at these to see your idea and all others that were implemented in this release of ArcGIS Pro.

Some blog posts on ArcGIS Online enhancements: