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Chris Walters 9Chris Walters 9 

TimeZone object as a Contact field - possible?

I see where there is a TimeZone object (under the Marketing Cloud API) and have seen a few posts where an variable of such datatype can be instantiated in Apex.

But, can a field of this datatype be added to Contact ?


ANUTEJANUTEJ (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Chris,

Whenever we create a new field under an object a list of predefined data types are displayed I think they are the only once that can be used as data types for the fields under the object as you said I found the below link for timezone class under apex developer guide I hope this helps and in case if this does can you please choose this as best answer so that it can be used by others in the future.


Chris Walters 9Chris Walters 9
Hm. Date, DateTime and Time datatypes are available for a new Contact field, why wouldn't TimeZone also be? Or perhaps adding it to Address as any point on Earth can be in one and only one timezone.
ANUTEJANUTEJ (Salesforce Developers) 
I am not completely sure of the answer but when I checked once again I found a similar implementation in the below link can you please have a look at them once:

>> https://success.salesforce.com/answers?id=9063A000000ZrZrQAK
Chris Walters 9Chris Walters 9
None of these were too useful. Since timezones relate to geography not people it is logical to add a field of datatype TimeZone to the Address object - it already has postalcode/city/state/country . This should be a slam-dunk.