My client machine and server machine has time offset of 2:30 hours. So when I try to retrieve Date/Time field using JSOM, it gives time according to offset.


So how to get server time even when creating new Date() object. Can it be acheived by new SP.ClientContext.get_current().get_web().get_regionalSettings()


Yes you should get the site's TimeZone first and then convert your DateTime accordingly.

function getTimeZoneAndServerDateTime() {

    var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
    var web = context.get_web();
    var timeZone = web.get_regionalSettings().get_timeZone();
    function onSucceeded() {
        var info = timeZone.get_information();
        var offset = (info.get_bias() + info.get_daylightBias()) / 60.0;
        var serverDateTimeNow = new Date(new Date().getTime() - offset * 3600 * 1000).toISOString();
        console.log("serverDateTimeNow: " + serverDateTimeNow);


function Failure() {

Also Vadim Gremyachev has posted nice answer here at sharepoint designer - get current server datetime through javascript REST

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    Thanks. That works fine for retrieving Server Date. But how to save the date/time in server date/time format ? – Yayati Jul 17 '15 at 9:31
  • Where do you want to save date values? In some list column? Also keep in mind that sharepoint stores date in utc format. – Asad Refai Jul 17 '15 at 9:45
  • Yes.There is an editable Date/Time Column which I have to set with user editable date. – Yayati Jul 17 '15 at 10:06
  • This answer is wrong. If the site is in a time zone that has DST, it will only produce the correct result during the DST part of the year. – JLRishe Nov 10 '17 at 5:13
  • @JLRishe Is that because the daylightBias will always return a value even if DST is not active? – Dinerdo Apr 13 '18 at 22:23

I tried the accepted answer but it seems to give wrong time. I found this post which explains a better way and it seems to work for me always.

You use _spPageContextInfo.clientServerTimeDelta to get the time delta and then add that to current date time.

var currentServerDateTime = new Date(new Date().getTime() + _spPageContextInfo.clientServerTimeDelta);
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Try this one

var sysDateTime = new Date("<%= System.DateTime.Now %>");

You need to connect your site through COM and then perform this one. May be this can help you

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  • He needs a JavaScript/ECMA solution. I don't think your solution wil work that way.:) – Taran Goel Jul 10 '15 at 13:40
  • It should work in Javascript also..!! – Kaushal Khamar Jul 11 '15 at 5:34
  • The <%= System.DateTime.Now %> isn't JavaScript. – JLRishe Nov 10 '17 at 16:02

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