Joseph Astrahan Joseph Astrahan - 7 months ago 49
iOS Question

Convert Specific Date String to Swift 3 Date While Adjusting for TimeZone

I know how to convert a datestring in this format (

2016-11-02 05:45:05.000000
) to a date in Swift3 but I can't figure out why the time that spits back out from the print command is off from the original by so much? From reading it might be setting it to a different timezone, but if that is the case how do I reset it back to the original time?

It incorrectly looks like this below for the sample time I gave above. Notice it's off by many hours.

2016-11-02 12:45:05 +0000

Here is my code below and the image showing the console print commands.

let dateString : String = task["created"]!.asDictionary!["date"]!.asString!

let dateFormatter = DateFormatter()
dateFormatter.dateFormat = "yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss.SSSSSS"

let date = dateString)


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Please refer to the image.


You need to set the timezone:

dateFormatter.timeZone = TimeZone(secondsFromGMT: 0)