Date and time format

Block Storage uses an ISO-8601 compliant date format for the display and consumption of date time values.

Example 2.3. DB service date and time format


May 19th, 2011 at 8:07:08 AM, GMT-5 has the following format:


The following table describes the date time format codes:

Table 2.4. Date time format codes



yyyy Four digit year

MM Two digit month

dd Two digit day of month

T Separator for date time

HH Two digit hour of day (00-23)

mm Two digit minutes of hour

ss Two digit seconds of the minute

SSS Three digit milliseconds of the second

Z RFC-822 timezone