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Daylight Savings Time

Learn how to update settings at the start and end of Daylight Savings Time in Relais ILL.

Start Daylight Savings Time

At the start of Daylight Savings Time several updates may be needed.

Updates for Windows server workstations and scanner stations

 Caution: All Windows applications must be restarted in order for the updated settings to take effect.

If your server workstation or scanner station is set to adjust to daylight savings time automatically then the SystemDayLightBias is not needed and should be commented out in the relais.ini or deleted.  

[System Settings]
RelaisRoot=Z:\relais_clare\
DatabaseBrand=1
DatabasePath=dbo
ODBCDataSource=ILLDEMO
DatabaseServer=ILLDEMO1\ILLDEMO1
SystemTimeZoneBias=-300
SystemDayLightBias=-60
etc

However if you are seeing incorrect times, in the relais.ini [Systems Setting] section change SystemDayLightBias from 0 to 30 or 60 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

Updates for web forms, web services and web applications

 Note: Hosted customers do not need to make any updates for any of the web components of Relais.

At the start of Daylight Savings time:

  1. For the Relais web pages (used by patrons, other libraries and by staff):
    1. Open ......\access\WEB-INF\relaisWeb.ini.
    2. Go to the [Database Settings] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 0 to 30 or 60 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

           [Database Settings]
           DatabaseType=SQLServer
           DatabaseIP=192.168.0.3:1433
           DatabaseName=relais20105utest
           UserName=relais20105utest
           UserPassword=relais
           SystemTimeZoneBias=-300
           SystemDayLightBias=60

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0
       
  2. If you are using the Relais Billing Report:
    1. Open ......\billingReport\conf\RelaisReport.ini.
    2. Go to the [Database Settings] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 0 to 30 or 60 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.
       
  3. If you are using Relais Patron Response:
    1. Open ......\patronResponse\WEB-INF\conf\relaisPR.ini.
    2. Go to the [DateTime] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 0 to 30 or 60 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.
       
  4. If you are using Relais Patron Self Registration:
    1. Open ......\selfRegistration\conf\registration.ini.
    2. Go to the [Database Settings] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 0 to 30 or 60 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.
       
  5. If you are using any Relais web services, e.g., AddRequest or QueryRequest:
    1. Open ......\relaisws\WEB-INF\conf\relaisWS.ini.
    2. Go to the [DateTime] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 0 to 30 or 60 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.

Please direct any questions or concerns to support.

End Daylight Savings Time

At the end of Daylight Savings Time several updates may be needed.

Updates for Windows server workstations and scanner stations

 Caution: All Windows applications must be restarted in order for the updated settings to take effect.

If your workstation is set to switch to and from Daylight Savings Time automatically in Windows, then the Relais applications will adjust accordingly.  

However, if you find that the time displayed for Relais functions has not been updated after leaving Daylight Savings Time, then set the SystemDayLightBias in the relais.ini [Systems Settings] section to 0.  For example:

[System Settings]

RelaisRoot=Z:\relais_clare\
DatabaseBrand=1
DatabasePath=dbo
ODBCDataSource=ILLDEMO
DatabaseServer=ILLDEMO1\ILLDEMO1
SystemTimeZoneBias=-300 (note this is an example for North American Eastern Time)
SystemDayLightBias=0
etc

If you need to adjust for Daylight Savings Time manually, i.e., by updating the relais.ini and the following line does not appear in the Systems Settings section then add it.
SystemDayLightBias=0

Updates for web forms, web services and web applications

 Note: Hosted customers do not need to make any updates for any of the web components of Relais.

At the end of Daylight Savings time:

  1. For the Relais web pages (used by patrons, other libraries and by staff):
    1. Open ......\access\WEB-INF\relaisWeb.ini.
    2. Go to the [Database Settings] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 30 or 60 to 0 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      [Database Settings]
      DatabaseType=SQLServer
      DatabaseIP=192.168.0.3:1433
      DatabaseName=relais20105utest
      UserName=relais20105utest
      UserPassword=relais
      SystemTimeZoneBias=-300
      SystemDayLightBias=0

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.
       
  2. If you are using the Relais Billing Report:
    1. Open ......\billingReport\conf\RelaisReport.ini.
    2. Go to the [Database Settings] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 30 or 60 to 0 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.
       
  3. If you are using Relais Patron Response:
    1. Open ......\patronResponse\WEB-INF\conf\relaisPR.ini.
    2. Go to the [DateTime] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 30 or 60 to 0 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.
       
  4. If you are using Relais Patron Self Registration:
    1. Open ......\selfRegistration\conf\registration.ini.
    2. Go to the [Database Settings] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 30 or 60 to 0 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.
       
  5. If you are using any Relais web services, e.g., AddRequest or QueryRequest:
    1. Open ......\relaisws\WEB-INF\conf\relaisWS.ini.
    2. Go to the [DateTime] section.
    3. Change SystemDayLightBias from 30 or 60 to 0 (depending on the number of minutes by which you shift for Daylight Savings.) and save the file.

      If you do not observe Daylight Savings then SystemDayLightBias is always 0.

Please direct any questions or concerns to support.

 

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