Any tool to override system date & time?

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Any tool to override system date & time?

Post by Vinod Sharma » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:37 pm

For a testing I need such a thing. Does something like this exist?

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Re: Any tool to override system date & time?

Post by Robert Sample » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:31 pm

At one time a product called Hour Glass was available (and I used it for Y2K testing); from what I've seen the product is still on the market. A Google search should give you contact information should your site not have this product installed already.




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Re: Any tool to override system date & time?

Post by Vinod Sharma » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:12 pm

Thanks RObert. I got some links about that on google but I don't have it available at my shop but they understand what and why i am asking but I dobut if they have something ready made to help me.



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Re: Any tool to override system date & time?

Post by Robert Sample » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:52 pm

Different sites do things differently. Some sites, for example, almost never use the system date for anything -- they have a date record which can be set to an arbitrary date. Basically, unless your site uses such a technique, or your site has a tool such as Hour Glass (which I found out recently is still available), then you are pretty much out of luck. The system date gets used in a lot of ways (such as timestamps for logs for many different products) so changing it for application testing won't happen. Depending upon how your application is written, you might be able to use a date card to determine the date -- but the application pretty much has to be designed from scratch to support a date card for this approach to work.




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Re: Any tool to override system date & time?

Post by Vinod Sharma » Tue May 12, 2015 4:50 pm

Thanks Robert.



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