Number:  A000042
Creation Date:  2014-12-31
Effective Date:  2019-03-11
Last Reviewed:  2019-02-15
Version:  1
Scheduled Review Date:  
Security Classification:  Public
Status:  Approved


​When dates are represented by numbers they can be interpreted in different ways, which can result in inaccurate dates in your data store. The standard below outlines the Government of Alberta (GoA) data standard for: 

  • Date
  • Time
  • Date and Time

This standard applies to the exchange of date and time information among GoA Applications.  It is also a recommendation for the storage and display of date and time information.

Keywords: Data Exchange, Application, Development, Date, Time, ISO 8601