I am trying to get the order time, I fixed the problem with orders with wrong time stamp in admin panel. Now I am trying to get the order date in my module.

The problem is

$created = $order->getCreatedAt() 

returns the UTC time and not local time. I tried to use

$created = $order->getCreatedAtStoreDate(); 

But this one returns nothing. How should I get the orders date?

  • In db, the order time is record in UTC or in local time?
    – Nolwennig
    Nov 14, 2017 at 10:48
  • @Nolwennig yes it is correct also in db, but for some reason it is always 2 hours behind with $order->getCreatedAt()
    – Korbin
    Nov 14, 2017 at 10:51
  • it's server time ?
    – Nolwennig
    Nov 14, 2017 at 14:38
  • no the server time is correct, also admin panel time is correct. Somehow in between something happens that api returns wrong time to me
    – Korbin
    Nov 14, 2017 at 21:48
  • In magento.stackexchange.com/a/201375/24845 xml file. What last upper A value mean in dateFormat item?
    – Nolwennig
    Nov 15, 2017 at 14:33

2 Answers 2


You can use an instance of Timezone to convert it into store's timezone. Here is a very generic example.

namespace VendorName\ModuleName\MyDir;

class MyClass
    private $timezone;

    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\Stdlib\DateTime\TimezoneInterface $timezone
    ) {
        $this->timezone = $timezone;

    public function myMethod($order)
        $created = $order->getCreatedAt();

        //Convert to store timezone
        $created = $this->timezone->date(new \DateTime($created));

        //To print or display this you can use following.
        //Feel free to tweak the format
        $dateAsString = $created->format('M j, Y g:i:s A');

        //Proceed further..

I've resolved with:

$timefc = $objectManager->create('\Magento\Framework\Stdlib\DateTime\TimezoneInterface');
  • It showing error for me. Jun 20, 2020 at 13:46
  • 1
    Object manager is not the way.
    – Korbin
    Feb 8, 2021 at 14:24

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